April 2, 2014

Easter Candy

Homemade Gummy Easter Candy

When I saw this pin on Pinterest I had to go to the Hungry Happenings blog and check it out.  I'm a sugar girl. Don't fill my Easter basket with chocolate candies and chocolate bunnies. Fill it with  gummies, licorice and Peeps!

I was excited to try my hand at homemade candy.  Especially sour gummies. After picking up my supplies I was ready to get started.  Hungry Happenings has a great tutorial so I won't be posting one here.  I didn't have time to take pictures anyway. I was too busy watching boiling pots of hot liquid. Of course just as I was about to pour one hot liquid into the other my cat came up beside me and wanted to see what I was doing. Why is it our cats and dogs always get right under our feet while we're cooking with hot liquids?

Making the homemade gummy candy was pretty easy.  Of course the first time is always the hardest because you're trying to read directions and cook/bake at the same time.  The next time I make them will be easier.



 Look at all those bunny gummies, so cute! Hungry Happenings went with an apple flavor and I chose cherry.   
Homemade Gummy Easter Candy

You can leave these as plain gummy candy or you can add citric acid powder to make them sour. I like sour candies so I made mine sour. Next time I'll add more citric acid and make them more sour. Give them more pucker factor.
Homemade Gummy Easter Candy

My husband said the cherry flavor was ok but he thought watermelon would be better.  I'll have to try that next time.
Homemade Gummy Easter Candy

Surprise your friends with some homemade gummy or sour gummy candies. Pick up some fun Easter Eggs and candy bags. Fill the candy bags with some gummies, put them in the eggs  and give to your friends.
Homemade Gummy Easter Candy

These little bunnies are on their way to Montana. An Easter surprise for a friend.

Homemade Gummy Easter Candy

Recipe, a supply list and a link to buy the supplies can be found on Hungry Happenings 


42 comments :

  1. Those look yummy! I like gummies, but I got to admit I am a chocolate candy girl! I love the idea of homemade gummies!!

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    1. Most people think I'm crazy when I tell them I'm not into chocolate. :) the good thing about homemade gummys is, you know what's going into them.

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  2. Gummy... Would does not like gummy anything!

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  3. You made those? That is amazing! They came out so cute! I have to give this a try! I love gummy candy, but never thought to make it myself. Thanks for the link, I am adding this to my recipes right now!

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    1. Yep! I bought the Wilton bunny silicon pan from Joanns with a coupon. Always use a coupon there. I like that you can make these any flavor and make them sour or just leave them plain.

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  4. Hristiqn Nikolov,

    I would die from these... If I get my hands onto them! So yummu!

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    1. Hee hee, they do seem to be disappearing quickly :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing! We just made our own jello using the great lakes gelatin and I have been looking for a diy gummy recipe! We'll give it a try!

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    1. oooh, make your own Jello, I like it. You should be able to make these easily.

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  6. Wow! SO cute!!! I think watermelon would be great as well. I like the cute egg packaging too!

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    1. Yeah, as soon as my husband said watermelon, I thought, of course!
      Thank you. I'm hoping my friend likes the egg package too. It's currently on it's way to Montana.

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  7. This is so cute! I am with you, I would totally pick cherry flavor if I ever made these, or maybe lemon or lime! I'm not a fan of watermelon- I get sad when I try green flavor and it turns out to be apple or watermelon instead of lime.

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    1. I do like the cherry. Lemon and lime would be good too. That's it, I need to make more ha ha

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  8. Adorable! You did a wonderful job of making teach gummy in a bunny head shape... Good enough to enjoy!

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    1. Aww, thank you. I wish I could take all the credit but Hungry Happenings is the creator of this recipe.

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  9. These are adorable! I'm pretty sure I need to try making these. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You should! They're easy, cute and your friends/family/kids will love them. Especially when you tell them you made them :)

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  10. those bunnies are the cutest! will check out the recipe and try it with the kids :)

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    1. Aren't they though. Now I want to buy more shapes and make these for other holidays too.

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  11. Oh man, those look awesome. I want to eat the ears off all of 'em.

    ALL!

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  12. so cute! and so yummy! Would you share? ;-)

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    1. I am actually Amaia. I like sharing treats I make with my friends. It means I can make other treats :)

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  13. So very cute! I like the idea of sour lime. :) Can you tell me what the texture is like, or post a picture with the inside? Actually, the picture probably wouldn't show much, would it? :p I'd like to make these, but when it comes to gummies I prefer a chewy inside, maybe with a little texture, rather than a smooth, hard inside that's more on the sticky side. Some say I'm picky, I say I'm precise!

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    1. The inside is chewy. Not like store bought gummies. Smoother but not hard and sticky. I enjoyed the texture. It's different than store bought.

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  14. Pinned and printed (a little hint to leave around the kitchen for my girls). They are going to love making these! Thanks!

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    1. Awww thank you. I hope you have fun making them and enjoy them.

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  15. These are so cool. I have never tried to make homemade candy before.

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    1. They are fun aren't they Krystal. I've made homemade chocolates before but not gummies. I had no idea how easy it would be.

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  16. I'll show this to my little brother! He's really into cooking, and these are really festive and look so yummy! :)

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    1. Thank you for sharing with your brother Tory. I like that you can make these in other holiday shapes too.

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  17. Those look delicious! I may try them for my kids sometime!

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    1. They were tasty. I can't wait to try watermelon flavor next.

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  18. wow love these soo cute and simple too thankyou

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    1. They are pretty easy to make Lisa. I think they turned out adorable too.

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  19. Wow! This is crazy impressive. I LOVE gummies and would have to risk eating all of them myself, but these are so cute, it might be worth it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm a gummy lover too Yvonne. I'll take it over chocolate any day. Luckily I had a party coming up so I didn't eat them all myself. It was tempting :)

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  20. Your gummy bunnies turned out great. I'm so happy the recipe worked for you and that you shared a link to it on Hungry Happenings! Have a wonderful Easter. I hope your basket is filled with lots of sweet candies.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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    1. Beth thank you for the great recipe. Of course I shared a link. I couldn't have made these gummies without you :)

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