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Aug 25, 2006 04:56 PM

Homemade Gummy Bears?

I think if I make homemade Gummy Bears my boyfriend will have no choice but to marry me.

But how?

Has anyone tried this or another recipe? More importantly, what to use as molds? They don't need to be pretty. Even drop shapes would work, but I don't think the recipe as written makes a mixture thick enough to make into drop/button shapes.

The idea of making a grooved rack by pressing aluminum foil into a baking rack sounds good. Gummi ropes could easily be cut into gummy worms.

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  1. I have a silicone penguin ice tray that would be perfect... little gummie penguins! I got it at Bed, Bath, & Beyond if they still have it!

    Edited to Add: it amazes me what you can find online sometimes!

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    1. re: Katie Nell

      LOL. I thought of those trays, but wasn't sure how appealing a gummy bear that big would taste. Then again, maybe to a gummy bear addict that would be HEAVEN.

      I know there are plastic molds at craft stores that are specifically for candy, but are there cheaper options? I'm not going to make a habit of this.

      I did not know they had penguin ones...I love penguins.

      1. re: Pei

        The penguins don't really seem to be that big to me...

        I hope you report back with pictures!

    2. Oh sweet love! I must try this recipe! Thanks Pei! I don't know about cheaper, but some Asian cooking equipment shops will carry some pretty plastic molds. I went to a sale and got a few at $3 each. I got hearts, cup shapes, and some anime shapes.

      At home, you could partially fill your regular ice tray. Or partially fill your mini muffin tin to make small coins. Use your big muffin tin to make gummy medals. You could poke a hole then thread a ribbon through and give it away as a reward for good deeds. :)

      1. Try this:

        There are some gummy molds for sale on eBay:

        Anything to help the course of true love...

        1. I almost shot tea through my nose! You must do it, if only so you can tell your grandchildren the story of Chowhound love! The way to a man's heart is through homemade gummi bears.

          Our kitchen supply store sells lots of cheap plastic molds for making candy and lollipops and some are quite small. All kinds of animals - don't know about bears! - flowers, etc.

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          1. re: Junie D

            Ah, tea through nose. It makes the post worth it.

            I never thought this post would turn out so many fun responses! Those links chaddict found are hilarious.

            But don't worry about true love. At this point if the old SO doesn't marry me I think his friends will riot. They like coming over for dinner.

            1. re: Pei

              LOL!!! I have to worry about who ends up with the Le Crueset... LOL!! :)

              Anyway, Surfas has lots of great molds for this stuff and might even have ideas on how best to do this experiment. Best of luck!!


          2. Hi,
            Does anyone know whether you can use regular jello? My family tries to stay away from Nutrasweet.

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            1. re: jennykarl

              I dont know if this would work, but you might want to try 100 % juice, either white grape or pear juice for some sweetness and some food coloring for color....use as a subsitute for the water and the box of jello....the jello is just for the color...i dont know if you need to add another box of geletin or not.kathyn34