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Homemade Gummy Bears

Who knew it was so simple and quick to make one of the most beloved, nostalgic treats out there? Gummy bears might have been your favorite as a child, and now they'll be your favorite again with this quick and easy recipe.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 100 gummy bears
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Ingredients

1/2 cup fruit juice, such as cranberry, grape, orange or lemonade

2 tablespoons unflavored powdered gelatin

2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

Special equipment:
two 50-bear gummy bear molds
  1. Combine the fruit juice or lemonade, gelatin and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring often, until the gelatin and sugar dissolve completely, about 1 minute (make sure there is no undissolved sugar stuck to the bottom of the saucepan). If any foam forms while stirring, skim it off and discard. Transfer the mixture to a small liquid measuring cup.
  2. Put the gummy bear molds on a flat surface and slowly fill each cup to the top. Give each mold a small shake to ensure the mixture settles to the bottom. Refrigerate until the mixture sets, about 10 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days.