Gummy Candy – Quickest Halloween Treats on the Planet!
We’ve all been there. You’re pretty much ready to call it a night, when you kiddo pipes up with an “Oh, by the way – I need to take treats for the party tomorrow”. Or worse yet, you’re almost asleep when you suddenly remember you need to take something for your work potluck.
Well, my friend, you only need to keep TWO ingredients stocked in your pantry to save you from the last-minute treat dilemma. These gummy snacks are so quick and easy that it would take more time to run to the store to buy pre-made treats. Did I mention how inexpensive they are to make? And c’mon, who doesn’t like gummy candy??
I have an ever-expanding collection of candy molds for all occasions. I really don’t need any more, but have you seen how cute some of the molds are at Michaels? And Dollar Tree has them so cheap that you could give them away along with the gummies!
Depending on what I have on hand, I sometimes substitute juice for the water. I used pineapple juice with the orange JELL-O, and I had planned to make the grape with apple juice, but my son finished off the entire Costco-sized juice before I had the chance.
With or without juice, and no matter which flavors you pick, you won’t find an easier, quicker and cheaper snack to make for your little goblins. And the big goblins too!
I’ll take mine made with wine please …
- 6 Ounces Flavored Jello
- 4 Envelopes Unflavored Gelatin (use 3 envelopes for less firm and 5 for more firm)
- 3/4 Cup Cold Water (can substitute juice in place of water)
Measure water (or juice) into glass measuring cup and slowly stir in the Jello and gelatin.
Cover and let sit for 10 minutes while you boil 2 inches of water in medium pot.
Turn off heat and put glass cup into the pan of water.
Stir occasionally until gelatin mixture has completely melted.
Pour into molds and place in freezer for a few minutes - (or just sit out on counter and they will still be ready to eat in mere moments).
Remove from molds and enjoy!