- 1 package flavored sugar free jello
- 6 packages of unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup of water
We mixed the flavored and unflavored gelatin in a pan, and then added the water, mixing until it was a sticky play dough like substance (I only wish our play dough had that nice of a color).
Then we melted the glob of gelatin, over medium heat, stirring constantly. This was a fast process, and my hands were too occupied stirring, to snap any pictures. Working quickly, we spooned the liquid into our mini muffin pan. A fancy ice cube tray, or candy mold, would work even better for this, but we used what we had on hand.
After about ten minutes in the refrigerator, our candies had gelled up enough to pop out of the pan. I cut the muffin circles into wedges, to make them more bite sized. And although, my taster thought they were pretty good, I thought they were a little bland, and a bit too rubbery.
The second recipe we tried came from Not So Idle Hands, and called for:
- 1 package of flavored Jello (with sugar)
- 3 packages of unflavored gelatin
- a little more than 1/3 cup of water
I might have added a smidge too much water, because this time the candy was a little sticky. However, the flavor was much better, and the chewiness was much closer to that of a gummy bear.
In fact, after they'd had a chance to sit in an air tight container for a couple of hours, they were almost exactly like the store bought candy. Not that I managed to save many.
It's great to be a homeschooler.