I was super excited by these fun pumpkin and skull ice cube trays I got at the dollar store today. They are flexible like silicone so I knew they'd be perfect for making gummies! I've been wanted to try making candy for like a year now.
I was lucky enough to find unflavored gelatin at the store (the last two times I looked they were sold out!). I followed the recipe from Skip To My Lou: one 3 oz packet of flavored Jello, and 3 - 1/4 oz packets on unflavored gelatin (one packet more than her cause I like them gummy). We mixed the up in a sauce pan and added 1/3 cup water on medium low heat until it was well mixed.
Then I poured it into a little measuring cup with a good spout to prevent spillage putting them in the molds. Each recipe made a little more than fit in one of the mold sets so I also used a plastic inset from a box of chocolates - I knew I was saving it for something!
I popped them in the fridge for a few minutes (like 10) and they came out perfect! I had this idea that I would coat them in colored sugar (easier to make than I thought, like Rainbow Rice but no vinegar). It turned out to be overkill though, the back sides were sticky enough that a little was nice, but the fronts didn't need it. It was also kind of fun to stick to of them together for a big 3-D gummy (you can see the double sided skulls in the photo.
This would be super easy to do with a child (mine wasn't interested until eating time!)
These were definitely Chiquita approved!