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This version of the Weasleys' trick sweet uses the idea of a double shock to add magic to its gummy goodness.  Firstly, the savory orange colored "fainting" side takes the eater by surprise with the completely unsweetened flavor of carrot spiced with cumin.  Then the sugar-laced yellow half, meant to revive it unconscious consumer, tastes of sour lemon.

Step 1: Supplies

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4 Tbsp unflavored gelatin
4 Tbsp water
1/3 cup carrot juice, strained (other juices work here)
1/4 teas ground cumin
1/3 cup apple juice
6 Tbsp sugar
1 packet lemonade flavored drink mix powder, unsweetened (1/4 oz)
1 small pan*

*Total volume is 1 1/4 cup so I used a mini loaf pan 5"X3"  To see how thickly your treats will be in your own small pan, pour in 1 1/4 cups to see the final height.

 
ilex981 year ago
If you replaced the carrot juice with orange juice, do you think that would be enough sugar to stop them going off?
timmycutts3 years ago
This is so awesome. I was just wondering, though, could you make them using cmbooher's homemade gummy recipe?
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TheGeek19844 years ago
I tried to make these over the weekend with my cousin... it didn't go so well. I don't know if we were doing it wrong or used the wrong kind of gelatin, but it clumped up really fast, looked nothing like yours, and smelled as if it were something you'd put in the puking pastilles. We were, however, able to make fever fudge and puking pastilles without any trouble. She put a little too much garlic in and not enough anise, and then over-did the cinnamon and was really lenient on the cayenne, but those two turned out great. We ran out of time before we could get the nosebleed nougat, :( But, something to look forward to. :)
starshipminivan (author) 4 years ago
I mention that these should probably be refrigerated due to the lack of preserving component on the carrot side. Yes, they do. I sealed a few in a zip top bag and the carrot side molded within a few days. My husband thought that side might taste better with the mold but he wasn't willing to confirm this. Yuck!
SewWhat!!4 years ago
These are so funky! I plan to make some of these Weasely's treat for some friends of mine who are bid fans of the books! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)