DIY Cranberry Gummies Recipe – How to Make Candy Gummy Shapes

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DIY Gummy Shapes Recipe - Perfect for Toasting in the New Year
Love gummy worms and gummy bears? Then make your own gummy shapes with this easy diy gummies recipe! They’re perfect for soaking in vodka for that big New Year’s Eve party or for dropping in a glass of bubbly for that special New Year’s toast! Or cut them into heart shapes and drop a few in two glasses of wine for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with your sweetheart!
DIY Cranberry Gummy Shapes Recipe
Adapted from a recipe for homemade gumdrops on Mom on Timeout blog.
Ingredients:
1 Cup white sugar
3/4 Cup applesauce (I used Kroger brand regular applesauce)
1 3-oz. package of Cranberry Flavor Gelatin or flavor of choice (I used JELL-O brand)
1 package of unflavored gelatin  (I used one packet of Knox Gelatine)
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
 
Directions:
Coat a 9×9 square glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and place in the refrigerator. Next combine 1 Cup sugar, 3/4 Cup applesauce, 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, the whole package of flavored and unflavored gelatin in a saucepan. Allow to stand for one minute, then place on the stove top and set to medium heat. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil. Allow to boil for a full minute, then pour immediately into the cold baking dish and place in the refrigerator until it solidifies completely. This took about 1 1/2 hours in my fridge, but set up times can vary so don’t get carried away too soon!

How to make homemade gummy shapes - DIY Cranberry Gummies Recipe

Once your gummies have set up in the fridge, use a spatula to loosen the sides of the gummies then invert onto a sugar coated cutting board. Then dust the tops of the gummy sheet with white sugar. Using a knife or small cookie cutters, cut the gummies into desired shapes.

Homemade DIY Gummy Shapes - A Gummy Bear Alternative with a Bit of Moxie

Once your shapes are cut, dip the sides of each gummy shape into white sugar so the sides are coated and no longer sticky. Allow to dry completely if necessary then place in an airtight container until ready to use.

Looking for more fun ways to use flavored gelatin? Then be sure to check out the recipe blog, Jelly Test Shot Kitchen! Psst. You can also use unflavored gelatin to make homemade marshmallows! Grab the recipe for mocha coffee vanilla marshmallows here.

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