Homemade Gummy Candy Hearts Recipe

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I recently found out that I can make my own homemade gummies with just a couple ingredients and some silicone candy molds.

Homemade Gummy Hearts

All you need is a box of Jell-O, 2 packets of Gelatine, a mold and some water.

gummy mold

I found this heart shaped mold at Target in the Dollar Spot area.  I paid $3 for 2 of them.  They are supposed to be ice cube trays, but I knew I would find something a little more creative to use them for such as these SUPER EASY Homemade Gummy Hearts!

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I made two batches using watermelon Jell-O which made pink hearts and cherry Jell-O which made bright red hearts.

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Everyone liked them, but I personally think they could be a bit more flavorful.  So I am planning to try this recipe again using 100% fruit juice instead of water and will let you know how that goes.

Homemade Gummy Candy Hearts Recipe
Recipe type: Snack
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 - 3 oz box of Jell-O
  • 2 - ¼ oz envelopes of Gelatine
  1. Add ⅓ cup of water to a small saucepan.
  2. Empty 2 envelopes of Gelatine to the pan.
  3. Add the box of flavored Jell-O to the pan.
  4. Mix it all together and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  5. Now stir constantly for about 5-7 minutes on medium heat until you see it starting to get sticky on the sides.
  6. I poured the liquid into a small measuring cup with a pouring spout before pouring into the molds to save a mess.
  7. Let them site in the molds for about 30 minutes (I waited a bit longer but they were ready after 30 minutes.)
  8. Now just pop them out. Don't worry about breaking them because they are pretty sturdy.


I can’t wait to try these with fruit juice next!

I found a bunch of silicone candy molds that would be perfect for this recipe!

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