- 1 3-ounce box Jell-O Gelatin Dessert powder
- 1 pkg. Knox unflavored gelatin (7.2g)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil ( infused )
- 2 teaspoons Sunflower or Soy Lecithin
- 1/4 teaspoon citric acid
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water (room temperature)
You will also need:
- 2 x 1-inch silicone bear candy molds
- squeeze pipette
- 1 medium-sized mason jar and a saucepan
- Oil cooking spray
- Combine water, Jell-O, unflavored gelatin and citric acid in a medium-sized mason jar or measuring glass and stir to combine.
- Add the lecithin, coconut oil, corn syrup, and stir gently with a soup spoon until all of the ingredients are blended together. Stirring too fast may add air bubbles to the mixture, so keep it slow and sweeping. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes so that the gelatin can bloom.
- Bring a medium-sized saucepan of water to a low boil with your measuring cup or mason jar sitting in the middle of the pan.
- Stir the candy syrup gently. Keep the water at a low boil for at least 5 minutes. You don’t want any bubbles in the syrup if you can help it. Give the solution a gentle stir every couple of minutes and you should see it become clearer over time.
Spray the bear molds lightly with oil spray.
- Pour the candy syrup into a measuring cup with a spout, then carefully pour the liquid into the bear molds. Don’t fill each bear all of the way to the top. Leave a little room in each mold.
- Let the candy sit for 30 minutes, then put the molds into your refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
When the candy is firm push each piece out of the molds and arrange them on a baking sheet or in a large storage container so that they are each standing upright. Let them sit this way for 48 hours, then lay them on their backs for 24 hours. This process will help the bears dehydrate so that they are chewy like the originals. Depending on your climate, your gummy bears may have shrunken enough after 72 hours. If not, leave them out for another day or two, until they are chewy. Toss them around every so often as they dry out. When they are chewy enough for you, seal them up in an air-tight covered container or zip-top bag. Keep them stored in a sealed container and they should last for a couple weeks.
* How to infuse the coconut oil?
I prefer evaporating rubbing alcohol and mixing it with the coconut oil, but good old fashioned canna-butter recipes ( using coconut oil instead ) work great!
Rubbing Alcohol sometimes called different things; 99% isopropyl alcohol, is a solvent and it quickly “dissolves” the wanted portion of the plant material and then when left open to the air will evaporate. DO NOT CONSUME AND DO NOT VENT IN CLOSED SPACES! Isopropyl Alcohol toxic when consumed and is highly flammable. This quick method works because the alcohol evaporates and the remaining goo is “washed” with water when combined with the oil.
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