Introduction: Homemade Gummy Sweets

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Whether you call then tuffies, candy, sweeties or spice everyone loves a good gummy sweet and here’s how to make your own homemade sweets.

We have included a making sweets recipe as well as a step-by-step video to show the whole process.

For this recipe we have used a selection of silicone moulds, but I have also included a method to make the sweets without the moulds to create a triple-decker sweet!

Although we are using these moulds for making sweets, they are great for homemade chocolate treats too! We have a great guide on how to temper chocolate for all of you budding chocolatiers.


  • 4 Dried Gelatine leaves
  • 1 packet of powdered flavoured jelly (sugar free can also be used)
  • Water
  • Granulated sugar (Optional)
  • Citric Acid (Optional)


  1. Soak your gelatine leaves in cold water for 5 minutes.
  2. Whilst your gelatine is soaking mix your flavoured jelly with cold water.
  3. Squeeze the excess water out of the gelatine leaves and slowly heat the gelatine in a pan until dissolved on a low heat.
  4. Once the gelatine is dissolved, add the flavoured jelly mixture to the pan and heat slowly. Take the mixture off the heat once all of the gelatine crystals have dissolved.
  5. Pour the mixture into a jug and pour into your selected mould.
  6. Leave the jelly for a few hours until set, and then remove the sweets from your mould.

The following steps are optional

  • If you prefer your sweets sugared then roll the sweets into granulated sugar. If you’re a crazy sour head then mix granulated sugar with citric acid to get an ultimate sour kick!
  • Repeat the steps above if you want to do a mixture of flavours.

Step 1: Full Video Here:

Have fun!