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Step 3: Melt Gummy Bears

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Without too many problems, you can just melt them in a pot over the stove until they are the consistency of syrup and the bears lose any actual shape. If you're worried about burning them, try a medium heat.

The devil about this step concerns heat. Melted gummi bears are extremely burny and extremely sticky. This is a combination for disaster. If you happen to get some on your skin, you can't wipe it off without smearing over more skin and burning more area. Running it under water of course will cool it down, but you might have burns. Therefore, don't let any animals or little kids get near this. If you're very worried about it, wear oven mits when holding the pot.
 
 
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hondaman9003 years ago
If you float the bowl of gummis in another pot of water, and boiled the water, would that be hot enough (100c) to melt the gummis? It's a method used to melt other things like chocolate or wax without burning them. As long as there's still water in the main pot the temp will not exceed 100c.
brawns214 (author)  hondaman9003 years ago
I think I remember trying double boiling and it was just way too slow. Though that was many years ago, my memory may not be so good. Worth another attempt perhaps