If you’ve checked out my blog over the past few weeks, you can see how much I love Halloween. This will probably be my last Halloween post until next year, but it’s a good one! Keep reading to learn how to make some tasty homemade Halloween gummies and download some free printable Halloween treat bag toppers.
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Gummy candy is always a favorite in our family, so I was so excited when I found these amazing Halloween silicone molds. These molds are perfect for making Halloween gummy candy, and the best part? You can customize your candy any way you want! These molds come in three fun Halloween shapes: pumpkin silicone mold, skull silicone mold, and spider silicone mold.
I used two different flavors of Jello to make our Halloween gummy candy — orange and strawberry. While I kept the orange flavor’s color, I added some coloring to part of the strawberry mixture to create a very dark (almost black) purple. I found these awesome silicone molds on Amazon for my homemade Halloween gummy candy. One set is pumpkins, one set is skulls, and one is a mix of spiders and spider webs.
To make the gummies, you’ll need some plain gelatin, flavored Jello, water and corn syrup. For a more intense flavor, you can add some Kool-Aid to the mixture as well. To start, mix ¼ cup corn syrup with ½ cup very cold water in a heatproof cup (I love my Pyrex measuring cup for this). Stir until the syrup is dissolved, and then add in two packets of unflavored gelatin and one small box of Jello. Stir until combined. The mixture will begin to thicken as you stir.
As you’re stirring your gelatin mixture, fill a saucepan with approximately one inch of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, then place your heatproof cup with the gelatin mixture inside the pan. This method will keep your gelatin from burning and sticking to the pan. Stir occasionally until the mixture is liquified (five to 10 minutes).
Squirt the mixture into the molds until they’re filled to your satisfaction, then refrigerate the molds until the mixture is set. This takes about five hours. Once they have hardened, pop them out of the molds. I found that it’s a little easier to pull the gummies out if you run a toothpick around the edge of the mold.
How easy is that? A cute, fun treat that kids and adults will love! And what’s better, is that you can top these treats off with these free printable Halloween treat bag toppers!
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- 1 small box of Jello
- ¼ cup corn syrup
- 2 packets unflavored gelatin
- ½ cup very cold water
- Dissolve corn syrup in cold water in a heatproof cup or bowl, then add Jello and gelatin packets.
- Stir until dissolved. Mixture will thicken as you stir.
- Bring one inch of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Once boiling, reduce heat to low.
- Place heatproof cup with gelatin mixture in the saucepan and heat mixture until it is smooth and runny.
- Pour directly in silicone molds or use squeeze bottle for better accuracy.
- Place in refrigerator and allow to set for five hours.