Fruit Juice Gummy Candies

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Fruit juice or fruit concentrate(use concentrate for a more intense flavor)
Canola oil
Corn starch/powdered sugar(optional)


You will need 1/4 oz. gelatine (a Knox packet) per 1/2 cup juice.
I find that small batches are much easier to use.

  1. At room temperature, put juice in a pot. Add gelatine. Add sugar, if desired.
  2. Let sit for 1 minute. This lets the gelatine soften.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Boil 10 or more minutes, until it looks like the bubbles are having real difficulty exiting the mixture.
  5. Spoon mixture into lightly oiled molds (or a baking pan will do).
  6. Allow to set in the refrigerator- 1 hour for very small gummies; overnight for very large gummies. They're done when they feel solid.
  7. Remove from molds.
  8. Optional: lightly coat with powdered sugar/corn starch/a mix thereof (depending on desired sweetness). This keeps the gummies from sticking together.

Now you have your gummies! You can modulate exactly what goes into what you're eating.
You can leave them as a treat in their own right, or if you'd like to follow my journey, I made them into chocolate-covered Powerberries!

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    9 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Wow...that was a disaster. Any tips on getting burnt gummy off of a pot?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    What is the consistency of these, are they soft like fresh Licorice Dogs (when they have a bit of a green tinge) or chewy like old licorice or semi old skittles? What is the strength of the flavor, if they are a bit weak could you use 1 cup juice w/ 1 Knox packet and 1 Flavored Jello. Maybe the flavored jello could also be used for Lemon-Lime or other flavor mixes. On the topic of lemon/orange/lime flavoring, how could I go about making lemon flavored ones? Sorry for the barrage of questions.

    4 replies

    They are relatively soft gummies.
    Mine were incredibly strongly flavored, but I used juice concentrate. which I made myself (see the link in the instructable). Lemon juice would work fine, or fresh lemons- and you can concentrate them as shown in my Fruit Concentrate instructable.
    Best of luck, and let me know if you have any more questions!
    (Also, I hear Jell-O works as a good flavoring agent too.)

    I own this mold [1] and I was wondering what amount of juice you would recommend, we usually fill it 5/6 of the way to 7/8 of the way full. Can you use nonstick spray instead of canola oil? How could we add a sour kick to ours? Most likely we would make Lemon, Orange, Apple, CranGrape, and Cherry. Could you use Apple Cider in place of Apple Juice? How would drinks like Powerade work, if at all?


    Any oil should work.
    As far as flavoring, I think anything should work. My only concern would be flavor dilution- but you can condense it down via the Fruit Concentrate instructable. Also, if your solution is extra watery, boil it longer.
    I can't really recommend a juice amount, as I didn't measure my results. But do make it up in small batches so that it will be easier to pour.
    As far as sours- this instructable is quite good:

    I just got around to making these today and here is my expirience. I used 1 1/2-1 2/3 cups of apple juice, 1 envelope Knox, 1 pack Strawberry, and 1 pack fruit punch. They came out great, they were soft, like fresh gummy bears, and very fruity but still good. They were a tad bit sticky while being taken from the mold, but that is to be expected. I had very limited fridge space and could not fit my mold in, so I popped it in the freezer for about a half hour and then moved it to a smaller container. Each Beans, if you use my mold, has 6g of Sugar, 3g of Protein, and 90-100g of Potassium.