How to Make Gummy Bears

These gummy bears are very easy and quick to make. They are also a lot healthier than the store-bought gummy bears, and are so cute too!

The finished product

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The finished product

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  • ⅔ cup water
  • 3 tbsps Kool Aid drink mix (I used Strawberry Kiwi Kool Aid drink mix for the pink ones and cherry for the red)
  • 3 packets unflavored gelatin



  1. Pour the water, drink mix, and gelatin into a small pan. Turn on medium heat, stirring constantly until a low boil. While it’s heating up, feel free to taste-test and add more of the drink mix if needed.
  2. Once at a low boil, remove from heat, and use the eyedropper to fill the molds. Put it in the refrigerator for 20-25 minutes or until firm.
  3. Once the gummy bears are firm, empty all the molds and transfer the gummy into a container. Store in the fridge.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade gummy bears are such a great candy, as they’re so easy to make and better for you than ones at the store. They are also great for impressing friends and family!