Gummies can be a good snack and they are fun to make, as well. However, I’ve found that making gummies can be a bit more difficult than someone might think.
One problem that can sometimes happen when I make gummies is that they can melt. If I follow the recipe and make the gummies correctly, though, they should not melt. Here is what I think you should know about how to make gummies that don’t melt.
How to Make Gummies That Don’t Melt
The first thing to do to make gummies Gummies that don’t melt is to dry them in an airtight container for 12-24 hours in the fridge after you made them. Too little gelatin in the gummy recipe is also a reason why they melt. Significantly increase the amount of gelatin you use in the gummy recipe and store the gummies in your fridge if you find that your gummies are melting.
Gummy Bears Are A Common Type of Homemade Gummy
I can make many types of homemade gummies. One of the more common types of homemade gummies is gummy bears.
One reason why gummy bears are such a popular type of homemade gummies is that they are easy to make.
What Ingredients Do I Need for Homemade Gummy Bears?
I need to have the following ingredients in order to make gummy bears:
- Non-stick cooking spray (this is for the gummy bear mold)
- One-third of a cup of cold water
- One envelope that contains one-fourth of an ounce of unflavored gelatin
- Three ounces of flavored gelatin
How to Make Gummy Bears
The first thing that I need to do is to get the ingredients together.
After that, I get a paper towel and spray it with the nonstick cooking spray. I then rub the paper towel lightly on the mold’s bear cavities. This helps coat these cavities with nonstick cooking oil.
Next, get a small bowl and combine the cold water in addition to the two types of gelatin in this bowl. Get a whisk and whisk these ingredients together.
After that, I recommend allowing this mix to sit for 10 minutes at room temperature. This lets the gelatin in the bowl soften and soak up all of the water in the bowl.
The next step is to put the bowl into the microwave and cook it in the microwave for a total of 30 seconds. After that, I have to whisk well.
Put the bowl back into the microwave and cook it for an additional 30 seconds, then stir the ingredients in the bowl.
At this point, I should see that the mixture is mixed well and that the sugar should have dissolved. If this is not the case, I recommend putting the bowl back in the microwave and cooking it for an additional 10-15 seconds.
That should be enough to dissolve the gelatin and the sugar completely. Pour the mixture into a measuring cup that has a spout.
Pour The Gelatin Into the Mold
I then pour the gelatin mixture into the mold’s cavities. However, there are other methods for getting the gelatin into the mold’s cavities.
I can also get a food-grade dropper and use that to put the mixture into the molds. The food-grade dropper is more precise, but it is fine to simply use the measuring cup to pour the gelatin into the molds.
I put the gummy bear mold in the fridge for roughly 20 minutes. This allows the gelatin to set. I can then serve the gummy bears and enjoy them at my leisure.
I recommend not worrying about using too much gelatin, since using too little gelatin is a major reason why homemade gummies may melt.
How Do I Remove the Gummy Bears from the Mold?
I take the gummy bears out of the mold by pushing the sides carefully away from the mold’s edges and toward the mold’s center.
After that, I can remove them by pulling the gummy bears up and out from the gummy bear mold. Of course, I should add that you can use this recipe for a variety of gelatin colors and flavors.
How Do I Make Sure The Gummy Bears Won’t Melt?
In addition to using a sufficient amount of gelatin in the gummy recipe, I recommend that you store the gummy bears in your fridge.
Humidity and heat can make the gummy bears melt if they are exposed to too much of it. This is because any gummy bears I make do not have the preservatives that I find in gummy bears I can buy at a grocery store.
I will also add that you should store the gummy bears in an airtight container inside your fridge.
Another thing that I can do to ensure that the gummy bears won’t melt is to dry them somewhat after I take them out of the mold.
Since heat and humidity can make the gummy bears melt, it is best to keep them away from too much heat and humidity.
I have also found that I can coat the gummy bears lightly in cornstarch before I dry them. Cornstarch is a good choice for this since it absorbs moisture but it does not change the gummy bears’ flavor.
At first, the gummy bears will appear white due to the cornstarch, but they will become an opaque color as they dry.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gummy Bears and How to Keep Them From Melting
How do I make sour gummy bears?
You can make sour gummy bears by adding 1/4 of a teaspoon of citric acid into the mixture once the mixture is smooth and fluid and after I have microwaved the gelatin. Add this citric acid by pouring it into the mixture and whisking the mixture until the citric acid is blended in properly. Taste it to see if it is sour enough for you and if it is not, I advise that you add a maximum of another one-fourth of a teaspoon of citric acid.
How long should I dry the gummy bears for exactly?
Dry the gummy bears for between 12-24 hours and you should also turn the gummy bears over regularly so they dry evenly. I can do this by laying the gummy bears out on a plate or a baking sheet for this amount of time.
The two things I can do to make gummites that will not melt are using enough gelatin in the recipe and drying them properly. I can also store them inside an airtight container in my fridge, too.
If I make the gummies properly and store them correctly, they should not melt.