Homemade Gummy Snacks

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I know I’m not the only one who likes sending in at least one treat with their kiddos for their long day at school and while I know these aren’t the healthiest of homemade treats to be made they are delicious and they are a favorite of my kiddos as a treat in the lunch box that I don’t mind sending! These homemade gummy snacks can be made so many ways but we chose to make them with jello for the flavoring! This way the coloring is in it as well as the flavoring leaving out a few extra steps and still making delicious gummy snacks! They are actually really tasty although not overpowering with flavor, they make a good treat for those who enjoy gummies. Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1/4 cup white corn syrup
  • Boxed jello (use different flavors for different colors/ flavors separately)
  • 2 pouches unflavoured gelatin
  • Condiment squeeze container or dropper


  1. In a glass bowl add 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup corn syrup and stir until corn syrup is dissolved completely
  2. Pour into a medium-sized pot and add jello mix and pouched of gelatin
  3. Gelatin will take a few minutes to dissolve, stir slowly with a non-stick spatula
  4. Over medium-low heat, stir your mixture every minute or so, making sure the bottom doesn’t burn for 5-10 minutes
  5. When the mixture has thickened, remove from heat, and fill a condiment squeeze container (or dropper) and fill up your molds
  6. Let cool in your counter or in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours. Then enjoy

They are delicious. I will say they taste just like jello but aren’t as in your face with the flavor as most jello or even gummy snacks. I have one daughter who won’t even touch store bought but gobbles these right up! You can use as many different jello flavorings and colors as you like. We also have lemon for yellow and grape for purple but for this batch only did the three.

I’ve made homemade fruit gummies many different ways. Including with fruit juice and although they turned out really good – they were different and I enjoy eating a good gummy snack as do my kids so after trying many different ones these are our favorite. If you want to make these yourself I got the molds, by Rosanna Pansino, from Bulk Barn here in Canada and I found them (HERE) on Amazon.

You can do actual gummy bears too with gummy bear molds also found on Amazon, I got these ones. (HERE)

What is your favorite flavor of gummy? I love the red ones! In this case – cherry! Yum.

Homemade Gummy Snacks


  • Reply candy October 4, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Oh now I am going to have to get the molds and give this a go. The grandkids are going to love these and maybe they can even help make them.

  • Reply Amber Myers October 4, 2018 at 11:03 am

    These look fun! I need to pick up some molds so I can make these with my daughter. We always enjoy snacking on gummies and I bet they taste even better homemade.

  • Reply Terri Steffes October 4, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Good morning! I have been wanting to try this. Yours are so gorgeous and juicy looking. I want to scoop them off the page and eat them!

  • Reply Pam October 4, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Oh, you did a great job with these, Jeanine! I swear your ideas get more and more creative. Your kids are so lucky to have a mom who creates such fun ideas with them!

  • Reply Farrah Less October 4, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I used to eat gummy candies when I was a kid and also growing up. I wish my mom knows this recipe a long time a go, then we would have to buy it at store. I didn’t know that this is not so complicated to make at all. Loving all the bright colors of this gummies.

  • Reply Dana Brillante-Peller October 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    This brings back memories of when our boys were younger. They loved anything and everything that was gummy and slimey.

  • Reply Jenn @ EngineerMommy October 4, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I have been wanting to make homemade gummies for a while now. These look so delicious and easy to make. I love the colors and shapes.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose October 4, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Any treat that is homemade are the best! I love how you made it yourself, I need to learn how to do it since my son love gummy treats.

  • Reply Janet October 4, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I had absolutely no idea that you could make gummy snacks! I’ll bet they taste better than something that has been sitting in a bag for who knows how long.

  • Reply Dennis Littley October 5, 2018 at 1:13 am

    Homemade gummies looks like such a fun idea! You can make them into any shape you want. These little dinosaurs are adorable.

  • Reply sara lafountain October 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

    These gummies came out so cute! I know my kids would go crazy for these. They do not seem too hard to make either.

  • Reply Anosa Malanga October 5, 2018 at 9:53 am

    I need to share this to my sister so that we can consider making this for our Halloween treats. For sure our cousins would love this too.

  • Reply Rachel October 5, 2018 at 10:04 am

    IT would be fun to make shapes that the kids really liked. Different shapes for different activities through out the year.

  • Reply Nancy at Whispered Inspirations October 5, 2018 at 11:40 am

    These are awesome. I love how they turned out and the fact that you know exactly what is going into them. SO darn cute!

  • Reply Kathy October 5, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make gummy snacks myself. My kids are going to love these. I can’t wait to give these a try.

  • Reply swathi October 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Homemade gummy snacks looks perfect, it is really beautiful and we know what ingredients are going into them. My kids will love it.

  • Reply Marysa October 5, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    We have made some gummies, but I don’t think I used corn syrup. I’ll have to try out your recipe. The kids would have so much fun making gummies!

  • Reply kristen visser December 5, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    this is perfect! i have it bookmarked as my kids LOVE gummies and always get the store bought

  • Reply Silvia D December 6, 2018 at 3:31 am

    never thought to make gummies! would love cherry ones!

  • Reply Melinda December 9, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    This would be a perfect treat for preschool friends of my daughter.

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