Make Your Own Giant Homemade Gummy Bears

Posted on May 20, 2013 by 3 Comments
Make Your Own Giant Homemade Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are one of my son’s favorite things, so I’m thinking we might just skip the traditional birthday cake this year and make a bunch of giant bears using this adorable mold on the Perpetual Kid website.

It is a clear plastic mold that measures 7 inches tall x 5 inches wide x 2.5 inches tall.

Reviewers say you can either use this jelly bear mold to make your own homemade giant gummy bears or to make a large Jello mold.

Easy Homemade Gummy Bears

  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 package flavored Jello
  • 4 packets unflavored gelatin
  1. Place water in a small sauce pan. Sprinkle the Jello and unflavored gelatin over the water until you have a thick blob that looks like a cross between clay and Play-Doh. Let sit 5 – 10 minutes.
  2. Place pan over medium heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Remove pan from heat after all gelatin has been dissolved and pour the mixture into your mold.

If you’re really ambitious, Sweet Little Peanut has a bunch of recipes for healthy homemade gummy bears made with real fruit. I think the strawberry orange recipe sounds really tasty.

Jello Mold

If you want to keep things simple, you could just use the mold to make one giant Jello Jiggler. Jello Jigglers are very easy to make.

  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 packages of large 8 serving size Jello
  1. Stir Jello mix into hot water until it is completely dissolved.
  2. Pour into pan that is lightly greased with cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm.

Photo credit: Perpetual Kid

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  • Mom Home Guide

    Very cute! My kids would love this.

  • Living The Scream

    I think it would be fun to make a cake out of it. I am not a huge jello fan. My girls would love this,


    This looks like a nightlight my son has, lol. He would love this.