These Gummy Bears Are For Adults Only

Tis the season for all kinds of fun things. I should be making cookies, and I have been, and I will be baking more, but I took a break from the cookies to make something else fun. I got some new “toys” that I had to play with. I ordered some gummy bear molds and I could not wait to play with them. I made some wine gummy bears, or gummy bears for adults only.

These adult gummy bears are so easy to make. These same molds can make any kind of gummy bears, but I decided to initiate them with the adult only version first. The main ingredient is one of my favorite things – WINE!!!!!! Hmmmmm I wonder why I chose to make these? I’ll have to think on that for a bit. I can’t imagine why I chose to make these? 🙂

Wine Gummy Bears

I cup of wine of your choice

1/2 cup sugar

3 TBSP Knox gelatin

Mix everything together in a saucepan and cook until the temperature gets to 160* F, whisking constantly. If the temperature goes above 160* F you will loose the wine content to evaporation and where’s the fun in that? Once the wine mixture is ready, take an eye dropper and fill it with the liquid then carefully fill the molds.

I made two batches. The first batch was with white wine. I was experimenting, so I was not sure how much it would make and I wanted a variety, so I do not have a lot of white gummy bears. After I filled a mold with white wine, I added a couple of drops of pink food coloring to the mix for some pink gummy bears. It was still with the white wine though.

Once the molds were filled I chilled them in the refrigerator for 90 minutes.

When the bears were set, I popped them out and made a new batch with red wine.

These adult gummies are both fun and easy to make. They will be a big hit at your next party, that’s for sure. I dare you to stop at just one. Cheers!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a safe and Happy Holiday season. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

3 thoughts on “These Gummy Bears Are For Adults Only”

  1. Love the thought of your gummies. I normally make a chocolate fondue Christmas Eve and add gummie worms, marshmallows, and other unexpected things I find along the way for the kids (and adults). I will make your gummies and figure out how to distinguish them from the kid variety. Thanks so much….wait…the brain clicked in. My daughter’s in-law’s are wine makers. This is turning into a fun project. Thanks!

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