Make Your Own Gummy Bear Candy!

You could call it a modern marvel, you could call it a tummy ache generator, but whatever you think of it, today is National Gummy Bear Day!

Hans Riegel invented gummy bears in 1922, so they’re over a hundred years old, and over 160 million gummy bears are produced around the world every day!

Want to try to make your own gummy bears? Check out the recipe:


Gummy bear mold such as this one

Liquid droppers, like the ones included with the molds in the link above

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup grape juice

1/2 cup water mixed with 1 tbsp lemon juice and green food coloring

1/2 cup Sprite or 7Up

1/2 cup sugar, separated into four portions of 2 tbsp each

1/4 cup agar powder, separated into four portions of 1 tbsp each


  1. In a pan on the stove, mix the orange juice, 2 tbsp sugar, and 1 tbsp agar powder and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes on medium high heat.
  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a cup and set aside.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with each of the remaining juices and Sprite/7Up
  4. Use the liquid dropper to fill the spaces in the gummy bear mold with each of the mixtures.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or until solidified.
  6. Once the gummy bears have set in the mold, you can pop them out of the mold and enjoy!

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