Homemade Gummies


Homemade Jello Gummies | Homan at Home

Raise your hand if your kid is obsessed with fruit snacks… Oh, so like every toddler and preschool mom ever. We are no different here, and I honestly believe my kids would just live on fruit snacks and homemade gummies if I let them. 

I don’t, because I’m a good mom, but when we ran out of the coveted treats last week, I did try to MacGyver something together to fill the void. When I was little, my mom and brother and I used to make Jello Jigglers. Jigglers are much softer than homemade gummies, but I decided to use the jiggler base and increase the gelatin to try to make my treats set up harder. 

Homemade Jello Gummies | Homan at Home

After a little experimentation with Jello to water to gelatin ratios, I think these guys work pretty well. The flavor is strong, the color is bright (so important, at least for my little ones), and they have a good gummy texture. These are also shelf-stable, so you could double or triple or quadruple this recipe for snacks for the week. If you do store them, make sure to put them in an airtight container!

This recipe makes about a dozen square gummies. I like to make multiple versions of it in different flavors to sort of mimic fruit snack packets. It only takes a few minutes per flavor, and the kids get a kick out of it!

I put mine in a bread pan lined with parchment paper to set up. Once they were fully set up, I cut them into squares. If you own a nice mold, that would also be a great place to set these up, with the added bonus of having fun shapes for your homemade gummies 🙂

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Homemade Jello Gummies

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 oz box Jello
  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin
  • cup water


  • In a saucepan, mix together Jello, gelatin, and water.
  • Heat until gelatin and Jello are dissolved.
  • Pour into pan or molds.
  • Allow to set for 30. For faster setting time, place in refrigerator.
  • If using pan, cut gummies into squares. If using molds, pop out of molds and enjoy!


These can be stored in an airtight container for 1 week.
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    1. Stickiness usually means they didn’t quite set up. A few options to try:
      • leave them (covered) in the fridge overnight
      •increase the amount of Jello or unflavored gelatine by 1 tbsp
      • bring the mixture to a boil before pouring it into the mold.
      I’d start with leaving them in the fridge overnight and see if that helps!

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