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 :)

Step 1: Ingredients

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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.

Step 6: Slice It Up and Coat With Sugar Mixture!

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1. For outer coating, take sugar and citric acid in a small bowl/plate. Whisk until it completely incorporate.

2. Place a parchment paper on smooth surface and sprinkle some sugar mixture on it.

3. Unmold the gelatin block fron pan and flip it on the parchment paper.

4. Remove the parchment paper and sprinkle some sugar mixture evenly.

5. Cut into small pieces with greased pizza wheel.

6. Toss the pieces in sugar mixture and place it on the cooling rack.

7. Let the coated jellies are rest for about 8 hours, until the outer coating become hard and crunchy.

8. Store it at cold room temperature in an air tight container for upto a week.

Step 7: Sour Patch Watermelon

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cjameson (author)2016-08-23

Has anyone tried this with a sugar substitute to make a 'no sugar added' version?

bstighe (author)cjameson2016-12-07

try using monk fruit for the sugar. I am diabetic and I use it instead of sugar, its 1:1 so no problem there. You can find it at plus there is monkfruit golden. like brown sugar but lighter and again its ok on glucose

Bomb GamingS (author)cjameson2016-08-23

Yeah, that made me LOL for sure and I agree but there's a ton of folks out there that can't do real sugar so it's a valid suggestion...unappetizing as it sounded.

nanaverm (author)cjameson2016-08-23

If you do, I'd recommend erythritol, a sugar alcohol with no calories, a crystalline structure like sugar, and a taste very like sugar. Non-toxic to dogs, too.

BrandonM2 made it! (author)2016-08-23

AWESOME! we found some apples that fell in the front yard and we round them up and press them for the juice and then we followed the rest of the recipe. I rolled mine and an extra layer of sugar. I used confectioner's sugar for a first layer and then the granulated sugar in the second. we also make medicine up here for patients with cannabis licenses. So we also made ours with a 1000 milligrams of cannabinoids. Usually with that high of a dos in each candy tasting like the cough medicine equivalent of Robitussin! However your recipe left us with a fantastic texture and a beautiful flavoring that highlighted the apple with the citrus acid! Fantastic Flavor! Great Job!!

LourdesP10 (author)BrandonM22016-12-07

awesome to hear man i am on the same mission and COOK MIP daily for patients wish the best for you and them

Mmfm228 (author)BrandonM22016-09-06

Could you post your recipe?!.. Just for scientific studies? It's all hypothetical

LourdesP10 (author)2016-12-07

these are amazing i love making them

mrfusi0n (author)2016-09-08

I don't know if anyone else has had this problem but I just made these yesterday and I found the smell and flavor of the gelatin overpowering. Sadly, I ended up dumping the batch.

I will say that the color and texture were great. The watermelon flavor and the tartness were also great but I just couldn't get past that gelatin flavor.

The only deviation I made from the recipe was I substituted extra watermelon juice in Step #4 for the water. So I had the same ratio of liquid to gelatin but was hoping for more watermelon flavor.

Yorgy (author)2016-09-03

Can you use grapes or Pumpkins? My Mom can make pumpkin juice.

This recipe is amazing!!!!!!!!!

StephUp (author)2016-08-29

YES!! It worked. Thank you! Now, I wonder if these can be frozen and thawed for future ref??

StephUp (author)2016-08-25

These are delicious! I just made them. The only hitch is that it's a humid day, and even though I rolled the squares in sugar twice, they continue to sweat. Any ideas?

narrowyoureyes (author)StephUp2016-08-26

Maybe refrigerate them?

richardfireone (author)2016-08-23

looks like a winner,,I will let ya'll know when I make it.

Prettylame75 (author)2016-08-23

is there any other flavours you're considering making?

thepoisonivy (author)2016-08-23

Very nice Instructable! Using fresh watermelon too? That makes me happy. My daughter will love making these and I won't feel bad about her eating them.

nanaverm (author)2016-08-23

I'm impressed that this actually uses watermelon instead of some fake flavoring.

Viclpn made it! (author)2016-08-13

I made these to try out my gummy bear moulds that came in the mail the other day! It turned out well, however i found myself needing 10 sachets of knox gelatine rather than the 7.5, and i had a difficult time getting it to thicken up to match the mixture in your picture. Nevertheless, they worked out really well and are delicious! I cant stand store bought watermelon candy but these are the bomb! Great recipe!

lbuser (author)Viclpn2016-08-23

1 packet or sachet is not 1 tablespoon of gelatin. It's maybe 2-1/2 teaspoons. That is why you needed more packets.

JoyG32 (author)2016-07-06

I am completely OBSESSED with sour watermelon candies. I can't wait to try to make some homemade ones. Thanks!

CandyLove11 (author)2015-06-13


SarahKarina (author)2015-05-23

These look awesome!!

babygirlxoxoxo (author)2015-05-13


Rachael K (author)2014-12-02

This is so cool. Can't wait to try it.

madyisabookworm (author)2014-11-22

Do you know if this would work with Apple juice too? This time of year I don't know where I could get a good melon

bajablue (author)2014-09-29

Excellent work!!!

Bhawya (author)bajablue2014-09-30

Thank you so much :)

Mouth is watering. Congrats on winning Grand Prize!

Thank you :)

ShawnL2 (author)2014-09-25

this is awesome... I will have to make it this weekend.

Bhawya (author)ShawnL22014-09-26

Thank you :) pls share the tried pic here..

cviper1 (author)2014-09-25

these are awesome way to go

Bhawya (author)cviper12014-09-25

Thank you :)

antoniraj (author)2014-09-23

congratulations on your winning... it looks very delicious

Bhawya (author)antoniraj2014-09-24

Thank you Antoniraj =)

mothernature54 (author)2014-09-23

congratulations on winning! I am going to make these soon!

Bhawya (author)mothernature542014-09-23

Thank you! Congrats to you too :)

karalalala (author)2014-09-23

Congrats! Your instructable is beautiful, you totally deserved to win!

Bhawya (author)karalalala2014-09-23

I am so excited :) Thank you Karalalala :)

786Ayesha (author)2014-09-23

Hey ! Congrats! I knew you will hit the Top prize as this is so nice.

Bhawya (author)786Ayesha2014-09-23

Thank you Ayesha :)

786Ayesha (author)2014-09-19

Congrats! ...... :)

Bhawya (author)786Ayesha2014-09-20

Thanks Ayesha :)

Passion Make (author)2014-09-19

Congrats :)

Bhawya (author)Passion Make2014-09-19

Thanks :)

Sonia Thomas (author)2014-08-25

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 :)

sabina delpinoh (author)2014-08-21

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

Bhawya (author)sabina delpinoh2014-08-21

Thanks Sabina :)

tofugami (author)2014-08-16

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?

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