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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


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

1. Line the bread baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 3: Blend the Watermelon Chunks

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

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

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!

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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70 Discussions

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

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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 amazon.com plus there is monkfruit golden. like brown sugar but lighter and again its ok on glucose

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.

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.

these are amazing i love making them

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

is there any other flavours you're considering making?

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.

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

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

These look awesome!!