Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Homemade Chipotle Peach Gummi Bears - YUMMMM!!

Peach, chewy goodness with a hint of yummy chipotle for an added kick!  Not only are these little bear gems a cinch to make, they taste good too!  When I first realized that one could make one's own gummi bears so easily, it quickly became part of my "To-Do-With-Kids" list for the summer.  Fortunately, Father's Day was right around the corner so I decided after our first gummi bear attempt (grape flavor), we would jazz up the next try to give it more of a manly adult flair.  A quick taste test and I knew we had a winner!  My husband felt the same way and polished off the gummi bears the same day we gave them to him!
(Word of caution:  if you are trying these with small children, make sure YOU handle the chipotle part and warn them that the chipotle part of the gummi bear will be hot/spicy.  You might want to try one first!)
We used the basic recipe from this blog (Skip to my Lou) and then added our chipotles (in step #5):

** 1 - 3 ounce box of jello (we used peach)
** 2 - 1/4 ounce packages of unflavored gelatin (I think we used Knox brand and I think we used maybe an extra half a package to increase the chewiness of the gummi candy)
** 1/3 cup of water
** small saucepan
** mold for making candy (We used one we found on clearance at a craft store.  Make sure it is safe to use for heated purposes because the gummi mixture will be hot at first.   Sorry I could not find a link to the exact mold I have; BUT if you cannot find one at a store near you, you might be interested in some of the other fun possibilities I found while searching - see links below.)
**minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (if you want to make the peach chipotle gummi bears)

1.  Mix the jello and unflavored gelatin and water together in a saucepan (not over flame yet).
2.  Heat ingredients in the pan over medium heat until the gelatin has dissolved.
3.  Pour the mixture into a container for pouring (remember that it will still be hot so don't use a pouring container that will melt when heated).
4.  Pour mixture into your mold.
5.  If you are making peach chipotle gummi bears, this is where you would quickly add a small piece or pieces of your minced chipolte pepper by pushing them gently into the gummi filled mold - just enough so they get covered or semi-covered with the gummi mixture.
6.  You can let these cool completely on the counter or speed things up by placing them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes (just don't forget them in the freezer!).
7.  Peel out of the mold, eat, and ENJOY!!  :)


  1. These sound easy and yummy! Gonna try these with my daughter. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Yes, they are very easy to make! Great for kids! A word of caution on the chipolte part - make sure small children know that the chipolte pepper part will be hot/spicy! You might want to try one first. :)

  3. I never knew gummi bears could be homemade. Thank you for inspiring me to make gummi bears with my own kitchen-loving daughters.
    (Note: Chipotle has the t and the l around the other way.) Thank you again!

  4. You are so welcome, Elizabeth! I didn't know gummi bears could be homemade either until I googled it. Thanks for letting me know about my spelling error - I made changes to the post. :)

  5. Oh my...these are so cute! What a great idea.

  6. I'm just thrilled to have found these via Kitchn. Who knew we could make our own? What a great idea!

  7. these sound like something my hubby would gobble up! do you think you could do the same thing without a mold? i.e. pour it into a shallow pan and let it set up, then slice it into squares or something?

  8. What a great idea! I just tried some peach habanero ice cream this past weekend which was very good. but in a gummy form would be even better!

  9. My son loves gummies! Thanks for sharing this, these look yummy!

    Following from a blog hop,

  10. I wonder, could you just puree some of the chipotle peppers and add that into the mix so you get a little kick in every nibble rather than just a chunk in each bite?

  11. Emskyrooney - I have not really tried it without a mold, but judging from the firmness of the gummi bears I made, I definitely think you could pour it into a shallow pan and cut it up. :) Hope your hubby likes it!

    Michelle Ayres - yes, I think you could puree peppers and add them to the mix as long as you want the extra kick in each bite. For my family, we have some that like the heat and some that don't so the chunks worked out well for us (daughter would just nibble around the chunks). :) Hope it turns out just the way you like it! :)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone else for your sweet and encouraging comments - I appreciate them!! :)

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  13. Going to give these a try today in addition to trying to make a cucumber basil version.

  14. Happy Tasty Tuesday! We love this recipe and it is featured on our DIY & Homemade Halloween Candy Recipes! THANKS!