Monday, April 27, 2015

Jello Sour Gummies!

1 3-ounce package Jello
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 packets gelatin
1 packet Kool-aid in similar flavor
1 Tbs corn starch + 1 Tbs water

1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp citric acid

Mix water, gelatin and Jello, stir briskly. Add Kool-aid and once again, stir briskly. Let stand for 5-10 minutes (till very thick).

Add the corn starch/water mixture, transfer to a heavy duty saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, don't stop stirring!

Pour into molds while still hot and refrigerate for 20+ minutes. (Overnight doesn't hurt!) I used a medicine dropper to fill these particular molds, 5 ml filled them perfectly and it prevented a mess. 

I got these two candy molds at Joann's for about $3.25.

Once the gummies have set up, peel them away from the molds and plop them into a bag with the citric acid/granulated sugar mixture and shake-a-shake it till they're completely coated. They'll look super pretty... for a while. I'm still trying to figure out why this happens, but after a few hours, they start to sweat and the sugar starts to clump from the moisture. If I find a solution, I will share it:) As far as consistency goes though... this recipe is almost perfect. Not too rubbery, just the right amount of chew, a distinct, tangy flavor and the citric acid adds a nice sour punch. But if you don't really care for sour candies, just enjoy them plain:)

Above: Peach Watermelon sour gummies. I doubled this recipe and did one package of Watermelon Jello and one package of Peach Jello. Amazing.

Above: Grape.

Happy candy making!