The number 1 reason people want to own gummy candy molds is the freedom of choice! You can make fruit snacks, candies, and, and frozen treats all in the same molds and with the ingredients you choose.
These won't be just like what you get in the store because what you get in a store is full of many unwanted ingredients, but we promise you will love them!
Before You Get Started
Ideally – Use a glass measuring cup to place ingredients in. You will then place the glass cup in simmering water with the ingredients in it. The mixture will slowly heat up and turn to a fine liquid without burning.
(Stay creative... You may want to adjust ingredients to satisfy your personal taste buds)
Note: Do not use pineapple it contains enzymes that break down gelatin so it will not set properly
1.5 cups of fruit juice
|If using a glass measuring cup. Heat 1 inch of water in a saucepan (you will be placing the glass cup in there eventually). If you don’t have one, you can place ingredients directly in a saucepan without water.|
|8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) gelatin powder||Pour in 1.5 cups of juice (cold) into measuring cup or saucepan.|
|1⁄4 to 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup for sweetness (optional)||Slowly sprinkle unflavored gelatin into cup or saucepan whilst whisking. NOTE: if you put gelatin in too quickly it will get lumpy and be difficult to mix evenly.|
|Once the entire gelatin is in, you will notice the juice become ‘lighter’ in color and into a thick texture.|
|At this point, you can slowly drip the honey or syrup in whilst stirring. Or you can drip in while the mixture is heated up.|
|Place the glass measuring cup in the simmering water. Continue to stir until liquid becomes smooth/fine. If using just a saucepan, stir the ingredients in the same way.|
|Once the mixture is ready, take a dropper and start filling each cavity. If you have glass-measuring cup, you can take it out of the water and place directly next to molds for ease.|
|Allow molds to sit for 5 mins before moving. This will make transportation easy with out spilling them. Put them in the fridge until hard.|
|When ready, they should pop out easily fully intact. If they don’t it can mean that they weren’t in the fridge long enough, you need to add a little more gelatin next time, or the juice used may have enzymes that cause the gelatin to not harden.|