Tips & Tricks To Making Delicious Homemade Gummies
Here's the simple guide to using LorAnn’s Gummy Mix. That's right, it's Sweets Made Simple! All you need is your favorite LorAnn Super-Strength flavoring and water. This recipe will become your new favorite way to make fruity and eye-catching gummy candies. From cute gummy bears to crawly gummy worms, the shapes and delicious flavor options are endless for all of your creations!
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Our Top Tips:
- Making gummies is a fun family activity! Grab the kids and head into the kitchen to get making. Using a dropper, kids can easily fill gummies into the mold cavities.
- It pays to be patient! Mix gelatin gently. Mixing too roughly results in extra air, creating air bubbles and making the gummies less smooth and clear.
- Why should you use fruity flavors? Citric acid is an important ingredient in gummy candies to help wake up the flavor. This is why we recommend using fruity Super-Strength flavors when making gummies since they complement citric acid.
- If mixture begins to harden before all of the cavities have been filled, warm on low until mixture becomes pourable.
- For easy clean-up, soak your pan and utensils in hot soapy water until hardened gummy mixture has melted.
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How To Use LorAnn's Simple Gummy Mix
- In a small bowl, add ¾ cup cold water. Sprinkle entire contents of gelatin packet over water and gently mix with a fork until gelatin is completely saturated. Set aside for at least 5 minutes to allow gelatin to bloom.
- In a medium saucepan, add 1/4 cup hot water. Add contents of gummy mix packet and turn heat to medium-low or low. Heat at a slow simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture is smooth and no lumps remain. While mixture simmers, brush sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to dissolve any remaining sugar crystals.
- Remove pan from heat. Once boiling action ceases, add bloomed gelatin and stir until completely dissolved. Allow mixture to rest for 5 minutes, then use a large spoon to remove and discard foamy layer.
- Stir in 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons LorAnn Super-Strength flavoring. Add food coloring as desired (optional).
- Fill mold cavities* and allow gummies to set at room temperature for about 1 hour or until firm.
- Remove gummies from molds. Allow candies to airdry at room temperature (do not cover) for at least 6 hours. Store dried gummies in an airtight container.
*Use of a dropper to fill mold cavities is recommended