Homemade Gummies: Soft, Squishy, Fruity Bears!

Hey there, fellow foodies! Today, I’m excited to share a recipe that’s bound to bring out the kid in all of us: homemade gummy bears, or as I like to call them, Gummies! There’s something magical about these chewy little treats, isn’t there?

Whether you’re a fan of their fruity flavors or simply can’t resist their squishy texture, making them at home is not only fun but also surprisingly easy. Making homemade gummy bears, or Gummies is a journey that combines the joy of cooking with the whimsy of candy-making.

Each step is an adventure, from mixing the gelatin and fruit juice to pouring the mixture into fun-shaped molds of your favorite animals. So, pick up your ingredients, and let’s dive into the sweet world of DIY gummy bears!

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Homemade Gummies

Homemade gummies are a sweet, chewy candy made from simple ingredients at home. Homemade versions allow for control over the ingredients, enabling healthier alternatives. Perfect for a fun kitchen project or a personalized gift, homemade gummies are enjoyed by both kids and adults.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, German
Servings 34 pieces
Calories 13 kcal


  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp Gelatin unflavoured
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Fruit juice


  • If you're using whole fruit, blend it in a blender to make fruit puree.
  • Then, pour the measured fruit puree into a large measuring cup or bowl, adding honey if desired.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the measured juice and gelatin, whisking constantly.
  • Heat until the mixture is warm but not hot to the touch, about 3 minutes, ensuring the gelatin is completely dissolved and the liquid is opaque or clear.
  • Combine the juice-gelatin mixture with the fruit puree in the bowl with the spout, whisking to blend everything together, including honey if added.
  • Prepare molds by placing them on a baking sheet.
  • Carefully pour the mixture into the molds, being cautious not to overfill. Alternatively, pour the mixture into a glass pan.
  • e the gummy bears for around 1-2 hours. Remove the gummy bears from the mold.
  • Place the baking sheet with molds or the glass pan in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, remove the gummies from the freezer and pop them out of the molds.
  • Store the gummies in a container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Prepare all of your materials and ingredients before you begin. The recipe moves quickly! Prior to freezing, taste the liquid. 
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Nutrition Facts:

Calories13 kcal

What Ingredient Makes Gummies Not Melt?

homemade gummies

Pectin, a natural thickening agent derived from fruits, is commonly used in gummy candies to prevent them from melting in hot environments.

How Long Do Homemade Gummies Last?

Typically, they’ll maintain their quality for up to 2 weeks when stored in the refrigerator.

How To Preserve Homemade Gummies?

To preserve homemade gummies, store them in a cool, dark pantry or cupboard, away from heat, sunlight, and moisture.

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