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Gummy Recipe

A REAL gummy recipe that uses easy to find ingredients, is easy to make and tastes just like the real thing! 
4.84 from 37 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Drying time: 2 d
Total Time: 15 mins
Serves: 24 gummies
Calories: 438kcal


Homemade Gummy Candy Ingredients

  • 1.75 oz (50 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 packages (21 g) unflavored powdered gelatin 21 grams
  • 1/4 tsp (1/4 tsp) citric acid
  • 3 oz (85 g) corn syrup
  • 2.5 oz (71 g) flavored liquid of choice like juice or water if you want unflavored
  • 1-2 drops candy flavoring for a more intense flavor


Homemade Gummy Candy Instructions

  • Combine granulated sugar, gelatin, and flavored liquid in a heat proof container. Stir gently to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes to give your gelatin time to bloom.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, stir gently. Microwave again for 15 seconds and stir. If mixture is not melted, continue in 5 second increments until melted. When you don't see any grains of gelatin, it's melted properly. Do not incorporate air.
  • Add in the corn syrup and citric acid and candy flavoring. Stir gently to combine.
  • Let mixture sit for 10 minutes and allow mixture to clear and foam to collect at the top. After 10 minutes the foam should be able to be easily scooped off the surface with a spoon. 
  • Spray your molds lightly with some coconut oil and wipe out the excess. Pour your mixture into your molds. 
  • Let your molded mixture chill for at least an hour before removing. 
  • Your gummies will be slightly soft at first. Let them dry out at room temperature for 1-3 days. Rotate once a day to dehydrate evenly. They get chewier over time. 
  • Once your gummies are at the desired consistency you can bag them up in a ziplock to enjoy later. 


Serving: 3g | Calories: 438kcal (22%) | Carbohydrates: 115g (38%) | Sodium: 53mg (2%) | Sugar: 115g (128%) | Calcium: 11mg (1%)