Sour Patch are soft and chewy candy with a coating of sour sugar. I know this recipe will help many Mommys to surprise their kids with yummy Sour patch. I made this sour patch with watermelon flavour. It is very easy to make and Fun too.. Hope you all enjoy this :)

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Step 1: Ingredients


1 big piece Watermelon ( you will need 1 cup of Watermelon juice for this recipe )

2 1/4 tsp Citric acid

1 1/4 cup Water, divided

Unflavoured Gelatin (7 tbsp + 2 tsp)

1 1/2 cups sugar


3 tbsp Granulated sugar

1 1/2 tsp Citric acid


40 - 50 Sour Patch Watermelons

Step 2: Mold for making Watermelon Jellies

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1. Line the bread baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 3: Blend the watermelon chunks

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1. Cut the watermelon into small chunks and discard the rind.

2. Take the chunks in the blender and blend it smoothly.

3. Strain the juice using strainer.

Step 4: Combine gelatin and juice

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1. Take a cup of watermelon juice in a medium bowl, add half of the water in it.

2. Add citric acid in it and stir untill it completly dissolved.

3. Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice mixture and let it sit for about 15 minutes. ( Do not stir )

Step 5: Making of watermelon jellies

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1. Take sugar and water in a large saucepan. Bring it to boil over medium heat, uncovered, stirring until the sugar melts.

2. When the liquid starts to bubble, stop stirring and cook until it reaches 300 F in candy thermometer.

3. Take the gelatin mixture in another saucepan and pour the hot sugar syrup into the gelatin mixture.

4. Gently place the saucepan over medium - low heat and continously stirring and cook for 5 minutes. ( Do not let the mixture to boil )

5. Pour the hot mixture into the parchment lined bread baking pan and let it sit for 3 hours.

I saw apple sour patch last week in the store and today i am seeing watermelon sour patch here...looks like God wants me to try some sour patch..haha...will definitely try these awesome looking watermelon sour patch :)

Awesome presentation. Looks like store bought. Great job done with watermelon. Voted!

Bhawya (author)  sabina delpinoh25 days ago

Thanks Sabina :)

tofu9111 month ago
Love sour candy! Favorited and voted for it. Just curious because I did some watermelon cupcakes (ible coming soon) and the watermelon flavor from the first batch didn't taste strong at all and I ended up using a flavor enhancer, does this taste like a strong waterline flavor?
Bhawya (author)  tofu9111 month ago

yes, you can feel the strong essence of watermelon. Because I just added watermelon, water and citric acid. In cup cakes, it has many ingredients like flour, eggs and all.. So it s hard to taste the watermelon flavour. Thank you so much for the vote. I am waiting to see ur cup cake ible :) have a great day..

tofu911 Bhawya1 month ago

Thank you for the prompt reply. That makes complete sense. I can't wait to try them. I just need to go find some citric acid. :-)

My ible is up on the watermelon cupcake.

cambo731081 month ago
they are delicious
Bhawya (author)  cambo731081 month ago

Thanks :)

mmaatkamp1 month ago
Nice ible. I like how you put several images together - like a comic they tell a story :)
Bhawya (author)  mmaatkamp1 month ago

:) yes, the image itself convey the procedure of making. Thank you :)

watchmeflyy1 month ago

Mouthwatering.. Nice job!

Bhawya (author)  watchmeflyy1 month ago

Thank you :)

karalalala1 month ago

Aw this is lovely, Im going to try this with my leftover watermelon

Bhawya (author)  karalalala1 month ago

Thank you :) pls do share the pic of your sour patch here ..

Verticees1 month ago

I get hungry just by looking at these!

Bhawya (author)  Verticees1 month ago

Thank you :)

N.fletch1 month ago

My fiance loves these candies. I think she'd flip if I made these for her.

Bhawya (author)  N.fletch1 month ago

Glad to know she likes this candy :) surprise her and pls share the candy pic here.. Thank you :)

QJ Neo1 month ago

Can I translate this Instructable into Chinese and Share on FB?
I will post my translation in comment and share this Instructable's link to FB.

Looks so delicious!

Bhawya (author)  emilyvanleemput1 month ago

Thank you :)

sunshiine1 month ago

Looks tasty! Don't have time to make right now but I am faving so I can sometime. thanks for sharing.


Bhawya (author)  sunshiine1 month ago

Thanks sunshine :) when you get time, pls try this.. Have a great weekend!

They are awesome :) yumm..

Bhawya (author)  Passion Make1 month ago

Thank you dear :)

I am so happy to have read this 'ible. I can't wait to make these and sneak them into the movie theater.
Bhawya (author)  megustacantar1 month ago

I am glad to see your comment.. Pls try this and post a pic here :) Thanks..

neo716651 month ago
I'm gonna have to try this but see what else I can use for flavor. Watermelon is one of only 2 fruits my son happens to hate. Got a freezer full of strawberries and blackberries.........
Bhawya (author)  neo716651 month ago

Hi Neo, yes u can use strawberry, pomegranate.. But try with 100% juice. When u blend the fruit, do not add water. Thanks for trying it :) do share the pic here..