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