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How to Make Gummy Red Carpet

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My wife and I were throwing an Oscar party. And we needed to serve at least one foodthing that our guests would remember, since neither we nor the oscars are ever that memorable. So the search began.

And it abruptly ended with the realization: we're both gummy fiends. We pray to the church of Haribo. We embrace worms and bears and often swap their body parts. Our party's secret ingredient was evident:

Gummy + Oscars = Gummy Red Carpet.

INGREDIENTS:
2 small boxes of Jello
6 packets unflavored gelatin (there are 4 packets per box)
1/2 cup water
A pot
Something non-stick -- a silpat/silicone baking mat, wax paper, etc...

Step 1: First, get Jello and lots of plain gelatin

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I first tried 1 jello box to 7 gelatin packets, which equals 8 parts gelatiny things. The flavor was weak. So I replaced one unflavored gelatin itemproduct with one flavored product to make it a a 2-6 flavored-unflavored ratio.

Step 2: Mix Jello, Gelatin, and water

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...in a saucepan and turn on medium heat.
Stir a lot till it;s smooth and no longer looks offensively like lumpy alien flesh.
Should be smooth and runny. Ew.

Step 3: Spread it out

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Have your silicone baking mat/was paper on a cookie sheet ready, because you'll have to pour this molten napalm lava quickly. Almost as soon as it touches the cooler air, it starts to gel. So work, nimbly, Nimblefingers.

Try to tilt pan to make it an even thickness. You may have to smooth it out with the spatula.

I know, the two photos look different. I made cherry...and blacker cherry.

Step 4: Chill it

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Put it in the fridge/freezer for only about 5 minutes.
Pull it out and remove the flap from the tray, being careful not to rip it.

Step 5: Cut it

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Lay this red flap on a cutting board. Trim the edges square with a pizza cutter/carpet trimmer. Divide up into uniform intervals and slice away.

Serve with miniature velvet rope.
 
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Galahir9502 years ago
Is it just me or do they taste a bit bland-ish?
I found them to be too bland and chewy. I am going to use a 3 flavored to 4-5 unflavored ratio with 2/3 cups of water. I am also going to use a pre made bean shaped jello "Jiggler" mold. I will update with my results.
LaLasha4 years ago
blooming the jello/ gelatin in water helps reduce clumping and reduces the melting time.
microman1715 years ago
Does it taste like the real stuff? Try adding a small amount of citric acid if you feel as though it is missing a bit of bite. Great Instructable, Great Pictures.
more bite? try hydrochloric or sulfuric acid. get the concentrated kind.
O.o Sulfuric Acid?! o.O
souichi4 years ago
This is a great Instructables i will try to make one if i have time. what would happen if i reduce the content like dividing them by 2 so i can just try some
Yukondano25 years ago
Now i just need to make Jello People, Jello Cars, and a jello building. WOOT
Absol5 years ago
Thanks for the Information, Yay! I like to do something with this n_n
mikey93485 years ago
does it have to be powdered stuff
What is that silicon mat thingy from France? Looks cool. I want.
It's a sil-pat. It's used frequently in professional kitchens. You can substitute it for parchment paper. It's available from restaurant supply stores and occasionally from home goods stores. Be sure to get one sized for your baking pans, because the professional ones are sized for restaurant sheet pans.
temp5 years ago
I love this! "I made cherry...and blacker cherry." lol
dagny215 years ago
Thank you for this! I'm definitely going to make this with the kid.
lemonie5 years ago
Wow. Did you dust the strips with anything to stop them sticking to each other? L
gottesmd (author)  lemonie5 years ago
I had actually sprayed the wax paper/silicone baking mat with pam, so I'm sure some of the residual oil kept them from sticking. Really wasn't a problem though. THanks for reading?
Alcoholic red carpet anyone?