We have been at this for awhile, trying to find the right mix of sweetness and texture and the subtle complex flavors of a gummy. We have tried an assortment of recipes and quantity combinations and this gummy candy recipe is our keeper.
Any type of food-grade mold will work – even an ice cube tray or fill just a little of a small cup.
I use three different molds for our candy making.
The very favorite is the Lego Men Candy mold. Every Lego-loving house should have one of these. It’s cheap and rather fun! I have made butter Lego men to top veggies that the boys weren’t crazy over, I have made chocolate Lego men to top a cake, and then lots of gummies. I have never had a problem pulling a Lego man out of the mold. These gummies end up being about the size of a normal gummy bear.
The next in size is the half sphere mold. There is nothing fancy about them. If you like gummies this is a great size! We keep joking about adding a blueberry to the center of the mold to make it look like an eyeball.
The final molds we use are our hard boiled egg molds. I kinda loooove these molds – they are silly and fun and make eggs more enjoyable. Or not. But they are fun! And they make some big gummies in creative shapes.
Just a note on the recipe before it is shared: the best price on gelatin that I have found is from Amazon. As per the reviews, it has a bit of a smell, but it is not noticeable in the final candy.
The flavor of juice you chose to use will be the flavor of your gummies. The citric blend and honey will subtly enhance, but the juice flavor will be the primary flavor and color. I have tried blending in fruits (and veggies… oops) and we did not like the pureed fruit texture.
These take only a few moments to make and less than an hour to set – super easy!