I forget where I caught a glimpse of this, but I went and Googled (is that a word?) it and found this guy.....who REALLY got into it, as you can see.
So, I wanted to try it, since I am a big fan of the stuff AND I was so curious, since people claimed that all you needed was Jello, gelatin, and water!
Trust me, this is sooooo easy and fun for the kiddos too!
This is the way I liked it:
- 2 three oz. packages of flavored Jello (I know the picture shows strawberry, but I ended up using orange.......don't want to worry anyone :)
- 6 envelopes of Knox unflavored gelatin
- 2/3 cup of cold water + half of a 1/3 c. (yeah, it confused me too)
- A double- boiler setup (I just do a glass measuring cup set in a small pot with simmering water)
- candy molds, or ice cube molds or whatever you want to use.
Once you add all the Jello & Knox together, cover it and let it sit for 10 minutes while you start boiling some water in your pot.
When the 10 minutes are up, it should look like this....or even a little thicker. It looks kinda yucky (as my daughter pointed out), but this is good.
Put the glass cup into the (now simmering) water and let the goo melt. You just want to melt it, not cook it...that's why we are using a double-boiler. You can just do this straight in the pot, but be VERY careful not to burn it (only melt it).
Once melted it should look like this. There will be a thin layer of foamy jello, but it's fine, that part tastes good too!
Now pour it into your molds. It will be easy since you made it a pourable glass measuring cup (see, I'm not as dumb as I look).
You can now put the molds in the fridge or freezer for 5-10 minutes to help them set faster. Once set, you can pull them right out of their molds (you don't have to grease your molds....they shouldn't stick to anything) and enjoy!
Once you de-mold them, be sure to store them in an airtight container or zip baggie or they will dry out.
You can find the Knox with the Jello, on the top shelf. Get the big box if you plan on making these more than once....it's cheaper in the long run.
Candy molds can be found in the candy making aisle of any craft store or Walmart. They run around 1.50 per mold or I found a huge 10 pack of molds at Michaels for $10 bucks plus I had a %50 off coupon!!
This recipe made a HUGE batch of gummies.....around a pound! Plus you can make custom gummies for any fun occasion!
You can also half this recipe to make less. Just do 1 package of flavored Jello and 3 envelopes of Knox + 1/3 cup of cold water (plus a little).
And you can add a little less water to make firmer gummies or a little more water to make softer gummies.
These were so fun to experiment with....and my girls think I'm a genius since I can make CANDY!