Making Gummy Bears



Here are few ways to get started making gummies at home. We challenge you to be creative and develop recipes to your liking. If you have any recipes that you would like to share with other gummy makers, feel free to email us and we would be glad to post it.


Instruction: Before filling molds with gummy liquid, ensure they are in a position that they wont need to be moved for 5 minutes to allow gummy liquid to thicken so they wont spill. Alternatively place on a tray for moving.



Healthy Natural Flavor Gummies

This is the number 1 reason people want to own gummy bear molds. You can make fruit snacks, gluten free, all natural gummies. These wont be just like what you get in the store, because what you get in a store is full of many unwanted ingredients.

Making this a great go to recipe is the fact that the ingredients are simple and easy to get going right away.

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. (the thicker juices work, but ideally use a finer juice. Also you could mix some water to dilute the juice if wanted)

  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) gelatin powder

  • 1⁄4 to 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup for sweetness (optional)



  1. 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 saucepan without water.

  2. Pour in 1.5 cups of juice (cold) into measuring cup or saucepan.

  1. 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.

  2. Once the entire gelatin is in, you will notice the juice become ‘lighter’ in color and into a thick texture.

  3. At this point you can slowly drip the honey or syrup in whilst stirring. Or you can drip in while mixture is heated up.

  4. 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.

  5. Once 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.

  6. Allow molds to sit for 5 mins before moving. This will make transportation easy with out spilling them. Put them in the fridge or freezer until hard.

  7. When ready, they should pop out easily fully intact. If they don’t it can mean that they weren’t in fridge freezer 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.

  8. Enjoy your snacksJ

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The Classic Gummy Bear Recipe


(NOTE: Ingredients are sufficient for 3 X 1 inch bear mold trays)

1.5 Cups of Cold Water
8 x Teaspoons of Unflavored Gelatin
2 x Packs of Flavored Gelatin (85g each)

The classic gummy bear recipe only requires three ingredients: water, unflavored gelatin and flavored gelatin. You can use any flavor that you would like, but you will need to completely clean your saucepan and molds before making a second flavor. Cleaning your tools prevents the older flavor from combining with the new flavor.

Place your saucepan directly on the stove, add 1.5 cups cold water and turn the

heat to low. Add 8 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin slowly and stir in until it is white and thickening. Add one full package of flavored gelatin to the saucepan at a time. Stir over low heat with a plastic spatula or a wood spoon. Keep mixing until the gelatin dissolves into the water and there are no sugar crystals on the bottom of the pan. Transfer the mixture into a small measuring cup or droppers


Making the Gummy Bears

You can make the gummy bears in just a few seconds after pouring the mixture into a cup or using a dropper. Place your molds on a flat surface, and slowly pour the mixture into each space on the mold until it reaches the top edge. Give the molds a small shake to ensure the mixture settles to the bottom. Place the bears in the refrigerator or your freezer for 10 - 20 minutes or until the mixture sets. You can then remove your finished bears and enjoy your snack.


Storing the Leftovers

Store bought gummies contain chemicals and other ingredients that will preserve the bears for many days after opening the package. Homemade gummy bears lack those ingredients. The best way to store any leftovers you have on hand is in the refrigerator. Put the gummy bears in a plastic sandwich bag or in a plastic container with an airtight lid and store in your refrigerator. If the candies stick together, sprinkle a small amount of powdered sugar or cornstarch over the bears and shake before storing.


Making Sour Gummy Candies

With citric acid, which is available in most grocery stores, making sour gummies is easy. Once you finish filling the mixture in a mold, lightly dust the tops with a little of the citric acid before cooling. The acid gives the candy that great punch that you want.


Cola Gummies

Homemade gummy candies that have the flavor of real cola! Cola extract and a pinch of citric acid are the secret ingredients to making these gummies taste like the real thing.

4 tbsp (from 5 envelopes) unflavored powdered gelatin 1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cola flavoring
1/8-1/4 tsp
citric acid (optional)


1. If using Avery Road’s Gummy Bear Molds, you will not need to oil them as they are made of a non-stick silicone. Simply wash well with soap and warm water before use. Make sure the molds are dry before filling as this may cause some bubbles or missing hands on the bears.

2. Combine the gelatin and 1/4 cup of cold water in a small bowl, and whisk together well. Set aside for a few minutes to allow the gelatin to absorb the water.

3. Combine the remaining 3/4 cup water and the granulated sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir while the sugar dissolves, then continue to stir occasionally until it comes to a low simmer.

4. Microwave the gelatin for 20 seconds, until it is mostly fluid. Remove the saucepan of simmering sugar syrup from the heat, and whisk in the liquid gelatin. Add the cola flavoring and citric acid, if using, and whisk well until everything is incorporated.

5. Transfer the candy to your gummy bear mold with a dropper. Pour it into the molds. Let the gummies sit at room temperature until they're set.

6. Pop them out of the molds.



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These are just a few ways to make gummy bears. We at Avery Road always suggest that you stay creative, discover and explore different recipes. Most importantly, have fun making your snacks and enjoy your healthy lifestyle.


Adam & Carly 
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