fun eats: Homemade Gummi Hearts

Homemade Gummi Hearts ©2013


To say that little miss V has a small love for “gummies” would be an understatement!

The girl has gone gummi crazy :)  If I allowed her to, she would eat gummies morning, noon & night.

So, I bet you can imagine the EPIC joy that was involved when I told her we were going to make some more gummies (we made stars in June) :)


Homemade Gummi Hearts

These are a delight in any child's eyes, and are an all-time favorite in our house! Now you can make your own homemade gummies too with these simple steps.


2 – 3oz. boxes of Jell-O
3 – 1/4 oz. packages of unflavored gelatin (each 1 oz. box has 4 packs, each pack is 1/4 oz.)
1/2 cup cold water


  1. Pour water into a small saucepan.
  2. Sprinkle the Jell-O and unflavored gelatin over the water; Stir.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, place saucepan over medium heat & stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 minute to cool slightly.
  6. Pour from saucepan into a heat-proof pourable container.
  7. Pour Jell-O mixture into mold.
  8. Allow to sit for 20-30 minutes (depending on the depth of your mold) to cool completely.
  9. Dust the backs of the gummies and a cutting board with cornstarch to prevent sticking.
  10. Peel gummies out of mold and onto the cutting board, covering them with cornstarch on the front & back (it will be tough to pry these out of the mold, but you will not hurt the shape of the gummi by doing so).
  11. Store in a sealed container at room temperature – these do not need to be refrigerated.
  12. Eat yummy gummies!


Originally Adapted from Skip To My Lou in June 2012


Note: {my silicone heart molds are from Target last year (pink) & Ikea (red), if you don’t have access to those, these are similar}

Homemade Gummi Hearts ©2013


xx m

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  1. Those are so beautiful! I know they are yummy too. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

    • Thanks Janine! I’m glad I remembered to share last week – it’s been a while :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by & check them out! xx ♥ m

  2. Yum! Those look great! Thanks for sharing at mom’s library!

    • Thanks Erin!!! They are gone already – time to make some more :) Thanks for having a wonderful link-up & for checking them out too! xx ♥ m

  3. Oh my goodness…these are AWESOME! My 5 year old is so in love with gummies (the 2 year old is just discovering the love) so these would be perfect for a Valentine’s activity to make together.

    • YAY!!!! Sounds like our house Shannah – I wasn’t planning on introducing them to T this early (he’s only 19mths), but I feel like with the second (because of the older sibling) things happen a lot quicker :) So, he’s had some supervised gummi eating :) It’s a super fun activity to do together – I can’t wait to hear how it went :) Thanks for stopping by & checking them out!! xx ♥ m

  4. These looks delicious and fun! My kids will go ga-ga over these.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. LOOKS AWESOME !!! I am 56 yrs old and ADORE anything GUMMIE !!

  6. I didn’t know you could make GUMMIES. My son ate a gummi at Halloween last year and FELL IN LOVE. He will flip when he finds out we can make our own. I’m running out to Ikea to get the molds tomorrow! Thanks for the great idea.

    • YAY for gummies! Fair warning – they need to be rationed or the little ones will eat all of them in one sitting – LOL! I hope he loves them Jana!!! Thanks for stopping by & leaving some comment love! :) xx ♥ m

  7. These look delicious!


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