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i was just wondering is it possable to melt down (or something like that) a gummy bear and then remold it and if so how? Answered

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BurfBest Answer (author)2010-05-27

Rather than trying to melt down a bunch of Gummi  Bears, you can make your own and then use candy molds available at most kitchen supply stores.  My wife made some several years ago, and they were quite good and easy to make. And you can choose the flavors you like.


1 package flavored sugar free jello
6 packages unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water


1. In a small saucepan, mix both the flavored and the unflavored gelatin.

2. Stir the gelatins up. Pour cold water in mixture and stir with a spatula until you have a rubbery like mass.

3. Turn stove top burner on medium and melt the gelatin.

4. Stir constantly until melted.

5. Pour the melted mixture into small candy type molds.

6. Place filled molds in freezer for 10 minutes to cool.

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frenzy (author)Burf2010-05-27

sounds like a potential instructable to me!

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shesparticular (author)2010-06-21

This instructable also has some info on melting them down and remolding (I used gummi worms, but bears work the same way).

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scoochmaroo (author)2010-06-01

Check out how Pimp That Snack did it: http://digg.com/d3mRlq

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RavingMadStudios (author)2010-05-27

Depending on what you want to make, you'll want either a food-safe silicone mold or a pressed cornstarch mold. Smooth-Sil 940 from Smooth-On is food safe if you follow the instructions to mix it:

Here's an Instructable on cornstarch molds for candy:

Just make a model of whatever you want to make into a gummi (or find an object to use as the model), make a mold off of the model, melt a bunch of gummi bears in a double boiler, pour into the  mold, and wait for it to set.

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