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Yummy, Soft, and Easy Gummies!

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Do you like gummies, but never seem to have any around? Do regular gummies hurt your teeth because they're so tough to chew? Are you lazy, like me, and can't be bothered to make something that has a lot of ingredients? Well, you've come to the right place. I'm about to show you how to make delicious, fast, easy, and soft gummies! With only 2 ingredients!
 
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Step 1: You Will Need:

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Ingredients:
1 - 6oz package of jello (any flavor)
1 cup of water

Unnecessary But Helpful Ingredients:
Non-stick cooking Spray or vegetable oil
Powdered Sugar or Corn Starch

Tools:
1 small pot
1 spoon or spatula
Paper towels
Molds


Step 2: Boil The Water

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Pour your cup of water into your pot. Set the heat at low and keep an eye on it. Since you're working with such a small amount of water, if you forget about it, it could boil away into nothing which will ruin your pot and could be a fire hazard!

Step 3: Add Jello Mix and Boil Some More!

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In this step, you carefully add your jello mix. You may want to lower the heat for this. Slowly pour a little bit at a time and stir it in. Boil it down longer until it gets to the consistency you want. Keep an eye on it and stir periodically so it doesn't boil over. If it does start to boil over, remove from heat and stir. You want it to be a little bit thick so you don't end up making jello instead of gummies!

Step 4: Oil your Molds

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The first batch of these I made, I did not oil my molds. They came out okay, but it was tricky to get the gummies out of the molds, and I ended up getting all sticky. For the second and third batches, I oiled the molds by dipping a paper towel in some vegetable oil and rubbing it into the molds.

Step 5: Pour into Molds

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When it's finally at the right consistency, turn off the heat and pour your mixture into the molds. I used silicone ice cube molds I got at the dollar store. They're too small to actually use for ice cubes (unless you don't like much ice or have quite a few molds) but they're perfect for making candy! Go slowly so you don't over pour. You can always add more if you don't put enough in.

Step 6: Now to Set the Gummies!

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Time to chill your gummies. Put them in the fridge or freezer. Best to do it overnight, otherwise you'll be waiting a few hours. They're properly chilled when you poke them and it doesn't make an indent.

Step 7: Unmold!

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If you used something to lubricate the molds beforehand, it should be no problem for them to come out. If you didn't, you're going to have to work your finger into the molds around the edges to get them out. They're pretty resilient so they shouldn't break or loose their shape.

Step 8: *Optional* Dust to prevent sticking

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This step is optional, but it's something you should really consider. These things are STICKY! Put them in a bag with some powdered sugar or corn starch and shake them around. I used powdered sugar because we don't have corn starch.

Step 9: *Optional* Storage

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If you don't eat them all right away, you're going to have to store them. Put them in an air tight container or a baggie and keep them in the fridge. They should last longer than jello, but I wouldn't let them go too long. Besides, they're so easy to make, you can just pop out another batch any time!
neetz4 years ago
could you substitute agar agar for jello?
Pyrophore neetz2 months ago

Your comment was not irrelevant. craig3's comment was rude and ignorant.

Agar-agar
powder can be used, but probably just to increase the consistency since
it doesn't have any flavor itself (like adding additional gelatin). A
good idea. Sorry about craig3.

Pyrophore2 months ago

Options for improvement:

1) Rather than boiling water off:

a) Add less water. It's the same thing. Really, it is. I've taken years of chemistry, this is pretty straightforward. Or,

b) Add more Jello, but no more than one package or it will be too flavorful. Or,

c) Add more straight gelatin (Knox) at least two packets per 2-cup
Jello box, more for firmer ones. You can get them really rubbery if you want. Be sure to use cold water when you start or it will clump.

2) Spray cooking oil spray (e.g., Pam) on mold and wipe off
(leaving only a thin film) before filling. Gelled pieces will come off much
easier.

zascecs5 years ago
Wouldn't just using less water in the first place do the trick...?
VanillaXtiffy (author)  zascecs5 years ago
You would think that, but I tried that on one batch and they came out more jello-like and less gummy-like. Try it out and see what works for you.
I made it BUT I had such a difficult time gettingvthe gimmy bears out of the silicone mold, because they were goopy jelly. ? Just wish I could find a recipe that worked.
...or more jello mix : water...

I might as well go and get some jello
OMG!!! THESE ARE SO DARN GOOD!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING THIS RECIPE!!!
neetz4 years ago
i totally love these! i have been looking for a recipe like this for a while , this is amazing i made them and put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes and they came out great!.
craig35 years ago
I'm sorry that is irrelevant, but is that a glass pot?
VanillaXtiffy (author)  craig35 years ago
Yeah, it's glass =)
VanillaXtiffy (author) 5 years ago
Oh yeah, and the flavor is more concentrated than jello.
So it's really a different way to mix jello. Cool... I should try it some time.
VanillaXtiffy (author)  guitarmonk155 years ago
Kinda except it's less like jello and more like gummies. I hate jello because of how soft it is, but these are pretty good. The trick is to boil away a lot of the water.