Real Fruit Gummy Bears – Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 107

Real Fruit Gummy Bears – Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 107

Articles, Blog , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 100 Comments

Hi Bold Bakers! Store-bought gummy bears,
although delicious, tend to have tons of foreign, unpronounceable ingredients in them. So I
want to show you how you can make them yourself at home with just four ingredients and all
natural sugars. So let’s get started. Being able to bake is so great for a lot of
reasons. One in particular is that you know and can control what goes into your food.
My one tip is always is to use quality ingredients. We’re going to start out by preparing our
fruit for our homemade gummies. So I have some strawberries that have been defrosted.
Feel free to use fresh, but when berries are out of season, I like to use frozen. Now what
we’re going to do with these is put them into a food processor and make a puree. We’re
just going to puree them until they’re nice and fine and there’s no lumps. Next, we’re
going to take our puree and pass it through a sieve. Now we do this step because we want
to remove seeds and we also want to end up with a nice, smooth strawberry puree at the
end. So we have our lovely fruit puree, we’re going to head over to the stove and combine
it with the rest of our ingredients. In a heavy-bottom saucepan, add in your strawberry
puree, water, lemon juice, and honey. And then heat all of these ingredients together
until they just come to a simmer. Now that our mix is simmering, it’s time to add in
our gelatin. Now if you are vegan or don’t eat gelatin, you can always replace this with
agar powder, which you can buy online or at a health food shop. Sprinkle your gelatin
over the mix and then whisk it in until there’s no more lumps and your mix comes back up to
a simmer. Ok perfect. So I’m going to take this off the heat. I can see that there’s
no lumps of gelatin. It’s nice and smooth. If you do find lumps of gelatin in yours,
you can feel free to pass it through a sieve again to remove those. To make these real,
authentic gummy bears, I’m going to set mine in this mold I got online. It’s really
inexpensive. However, if you don’t have one of these molds, you can always line a
tray with cling wrap and this’ll work just as well. You’ll just have to cut our your
gummies. I’m going to put a link for this mold along with the recipe for my gummy bears
on If you’re using a mold, lay it into a tray before you start
filling it up. Pour your mix into a jug with a small spout so it’s easy to pour into
the molds. And also, if you see any bubbles floating on top, just scoop that away with
a spoon. Now just very slowly, fill up all of your molds with your gummy mix. If you
see any air bubbles, just pop them with your finger. So when I worked as a pastry chef,
one of my jobs was to make the sweets for after dinner. And every night, we made pate
de fruits, which is exactly what this is. It’s kind of like a fruit paste. Ok and
that’s them done. So now remember, you don’t just have to make strawberry. You can make
any flavor you like. I also made blueberry homemade gummies and orange flavored homemade
gummies. The orange flavor is particularly easy because you just use orange juice instead
of a puree. Once you’ve filled your mold, we’re going to put our gummy bears in the
fridge overnight so they can set. If you like this video, don’t forget to subscribe to
my channel so you don’t miss out when I upload a new one. So I made these gummy bears
yesterday because I wanted them to be nice and set so I could show you. If you’re using
a mold, just go very gently to ease out your gummy bear. You don’t want to damage him.
Just look at this little gummy. He is adorable. And the best thing about it is you made him
and you know exactly what went into him. It’s all good ingredients. You can create any fruit
flavors you like so the possibilities are endless. Don’t forget to head over to my
website, where there is a recipe on how you can make your own sour
gummies. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you back here next Thursday for
more Bigger Bolder Baking.

100 thoughts on “Real Fruit Gummy Bears – Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 107

  • Kerbear Baking Post author

    can I use grape juice?

  • sungkoo kim Post author


  • sungkoo kim Post author

    Can u use hot boiling water instead???????๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  • Ayse Nur Post author

    Can we use agar agar

  • Christina Post author

    Can u use no powder gelatine??

  • Aneta Post author

    standing up, they look like an army!

  • Arshi Moazzam Mirza Post author

    can I mush my strawberries with a fork ?

  • Ivana Salazar Post author

    this was awesomeeeeee…I have a question though…will they withstand normal temperature after being taken out from the fridge?

  • Fiza Zaki Post author

    Can I use Agar Sheets or like China Grass Sheets ?????

  • Iam._.Mithikaa Post author

    My gelatine is not like powder it's like small rock pieces
    How can I use them Gemma

  • Janhavi Saraf Post author

    i have silicon moulds..but they are of different shape and a little bigger than yours..can i use them??

  • rin okumura Post author

    if i use agar powder, will it be the same amount as the gelatin?

  • Ahyashah Chazaq Post author

    How much sugar can I use Mrs. Gemma as a substitute for honey.

  • Chowa Angel Post author

    I Love All Gummy Bears

  • HappyQuailsFarm Post author

    How about making with the addition of some tapioca flour or tapioca syrup to soothe the throat and stomach?

  • MTG Micheal Post author

    Is there anything less sugary that you can replace the honey with ?

  • HappyQuailsFarm Post author

    Where are you from, generally?

  • JLM1883 Post author

    If only I had a food processor.

  • cookiedoughatkinson MCRMY Post author

    would you be able to make lime ones? or would they be too bitter and sweet

  • krishna mallikarjun Post author

    can we make lemonade gummies๐Ÿ˜‰

  • shashi shekhar mishra Post author

    Nice video

  • Megan Post author

    Hey Gemma, these look so good and I want to make some but I'm allergic to lemons (and limes) do I have to add the lemon juice to the puree if so is there any substitute I could use?

  • Prerna Marathe Post author

    can i make using mango puree?? and wat will be the measurement of ingredients

  • Andrea Burchert Post author

    Hi Gemma, love your ideas and recipes and I would like to try the gummy bears. Do you know by any chance how many bloom the gelatine has you use for the recipe? The gelatine I have available has 200, so would I need less or the same amount as recommended in your recipe. Could you maybe name the brand you normally use for your recipes. Many thanks and please moooore of you great recipes.

  • Trisha Joy Post author

    the ending part lol

  • Shriya Hari Post author

    pls can you make without gelatin

  • BK Post author

    Can i use vegetarian gelatin(vege gel) instead of beef gelatin? if yes is the quantity needed the same?

  • Cherry Banga Post author

    Gemma ur Recipes are always easy and anyone can make these.
    Thanks for all ur efforts.

  • Kaveri Krishnamoorthy Post author

    I wish u didnt have to use gelitan or agar

  • Emily Pong Post author

    I've seen a lot of recipe with a lot of different amounts of gelatin, ranging from a few teaspoons to a few tablespoons, but with the same amount of juice. Does anyone know why?

  • Francheska Richardson Post author

    hi there, about how long do these last?

  • Mr. Unknown Post author

    Gemma please can i use jello or jelly powder please tell me please i love you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dana Hutchison Post author

    you have the greatest recipes. thank you

  • Taha Mehnaaz Post author

    One quick question gemma.Are these chewy as the store bought or has more of a thicker jello like texture ? They look super cute and delicious .Thanks for sharing

  • LaShawna Blanton Post author

    They look great! Thanks for sharing!God bless!

  • Bob Chen Post author

    Hi, can we use fruit juice insted of real fruit???

  • Banicel Leon Post author

    While using agar power do I still put lemon juice or honey and instead of honey can I put sugur and no lemon

  • Banicel Leon Post author

    And love ur vids

  • Banicel Leon Post author


  • Banicel Leon Post author

    And home much time in the fridge /freezer

  • Joe W Post author

    Felicia Jacobsen, Jemma is gorgeous. Share the love by way of stomach, I love it. You know the way to man's heart

  • Banicel Leon Post author

    Do we need lemon juice

  • Sridevi Reddy Post author

    I love this recipe
    Thanks for uploading this video

  • Tray Post author

    I can't wait to make these! I've been wanting to make a healthy gummy! the ones in stores are so full of sugar and corn syrup! so bad for you!

  • Tray Post author

    If I make big batches how long do you think they will last in the fridge? I made the lego gummies but they were made with jello and said they last a month refrigerated

  • Tray Post author

    Ok made my first batch yesterday, they passed my picky childโ€™s taste buds (yay!!!) but they were difficult to get out of my molds ๐Ÿ™ most of them came out in parts

  • Sude Kaya Post author

    How long do they last? Btw loved these!

  • Jefly Louis Post author

    mack a cookey๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜„

  • Gayle Manueli Post author

    Hi Gemma, I love this recipe. Will these melt? Does it have to be in the freezer full time? Or can it be stored in room temp in a container/zip lock bag?

  • Tray Post author

    is their a reason why the strawberry recipe calls for 2 tbsp of honey and the blueberry calls for 3? I just tried the blueberry today and I can def taste the honey over the blueberry. Loved the raspberry though! the best so far!

  • Rachael Wilkinson Post author

    I just wanted to find out if these do have to be stored in the fridge or can they be stored in an airtight container at room temperature?

    P.S thank you for so many lovely, yummy recipes

  • Mary Therese Cabatingan Post author

    Hi Gemma how long do they stay fresh? can make a lot and keep them on the fridge?

  • TheHeatherette17 Post author

    for pineapple can i use the juice instead of the fruit

  • TealPeppermint05 Post author

    How Long can you keep these for?

  • Tray Post author

    I'm finding the blueberries harder to get out of the molds…I add the same amount of honey as I do the strawberry and raspberry. Is the honey just for sweetness? I'm curious of making them without honey that maybe they would be a tangy/sour gummie?

  • Tray Post author

    Iโ€™m commenting sooo many questions Iโ€™m sorry lol I used less than a tbs of honey with raspberries and they were def more tangy but my son loves them. Also he had the idea of making them with bananas…not sure they would work since they are such a heavy fruit…..and lemon ones with lemonade?

  • HAIYING LIU Post author

    If I want firmer gummies like gold bear, how much gelatin should I put?

  • ima5ami Post author

    Can you please make a video how to make strawberry liquorice. I'm in love with Henry Goode's strawberry liquorice from the store but Sainsburys no longer stock it. Which makes me sad!

  • Linda Mandeville Post author

    Do the gummy bears melt?

  • Marie Evans Post author

    I love her recipes although you can get them anywhere and they aren't her creations I like the way she has specialized in doing desserts with little to no cooking. The only thing I hate and it's not only her but everyone else who is on this "natural" kick. They always say "healthier" but healthier to what, preservatives? There is absolutely nothing wrong with preservatives unless you are allergic to it. Most of the chemical that manufacturers put into the product is because the government makes them put it in so people won't get sick when the product isn't used right away. But my biggest problem with people who talk "natural" all the time is they give people the wrong impression especially, young women who are starting off with their families. Just because something is natural and easy doesn't mean it is good for you. Sugar and carbohydrates will cause you health problem regardless of what form they are in. Affluent people of all cultures have always had a problem with their weight and general health because they ate too much. It put people on guilt trips that if you don't do it the natural way then you're a bad person and you and your kids are going to die a horrible death. We are all going to die of something regardless of how well we take care of ourselves.

  • Jamie Gale Post author

    can u make these with frozen strawberries?

  • Courteney Smith Post author

    How long do they last and do you have to keep them in a cold place or no?

  • Myra Rodriguez Post author

    Can't wait to make them with agar.ย  Could I use the same method to make jello cups? My little one loves jello and trying to make it a little healthier for him.

  • MsUn PC Post author

    Have you ever used the pureed fruit to make fruit leather or fruit roll ups?
    I love fruit roll ups but I'd love to try to make them using all natural fruits. Strawberry is my favorite.
    I don't see many varieties of flavors at the store so making my own with a lot of different fruits will be awesome. Plus, I can control the ingredients.
    I can even throw in some neutral tasty homemade veggie juice. Carrots are sweet and sound good. I mean, there's carrot cake, so…..
    People make fruit/veggie smoothies and the veggies are mild enough that you can barely taste them.
    I can't eat a lot of fiber so pulp is a no-no. I'll gave to strain tge juices. But, incorporating fresh fruit and veggie juices is a good thing.

  • Kanupriya Jaireth Post author

    Excellent Gemma

  • Carmen Dawn Allan Post author

    ๐Ÿ˜˜ My Favorite,Snack . โ™ก

  • mini mandaa Post author

    how long do you think the fruits last in the gummies? how long are they good for?

  • Treesa Maria Jojo Post author

    they look so tasty and cute….

  • Shane Blankenship Post author

    0:13 so does your hair dye, your makeup, and even our clothes.

  • Lynnette Hardwick Post author

    Hi Gemma you are great as always. I love your videos. If I want to make these as a gift will they stick together at all? Thanks again for your amazing work. Lynnette

  • Ameeta Masurkar Post author


  • Nazrana Munavar Post author

    can you show how to make light
    clear corn syrup without cream of tartar

  • The Dinkles Post author

    I tried making but when they set it tasted like gelatin ave not really like the fruit flavor. Is there assuring I should do differently ie reducing gelatin or getting better quality gelatin?

  • Julie Nolan Post author

    Gemma! I love you and your crew! Happy Summer!
    ~Jules in RI, USA

  • Renuka Hukkeri Post author

    Yummy gummy bears

  • Doris Pereira Post author

    they are so cute…..i would like to know it is necessary to roll in sugar powder after they are set in fridge? or they will be sticky if i keep out of fridge ?

  • aaron dela cruz Post author

    How months before the gummy bear expired

  • Bridget Liden Post author

    Can you replace the honey with liquid stevia?

  • Gabriela Mirรณ Post author

    What's the purpose of the lemon juice in the recipe? My daughter is allergic to citrusโ€‹ so I would like to know what are the options. Thank you!

  • Jayleen DC Post author


  • 2slofouru Post author

    What about fruit pectin for the gelling?

  • Gatirudra dev Khuntia Post author

    How to store it for a longer time

  • zanmirrob Post author

    Brilliant Gemma.

  • Cheesesteak22 ! Post author

    Your skill pouring into the tiny molds from that large measuring cup is impressive ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ณ AND patience ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Sarah Gillani Post author

    Can I use something else? I can't find agar powder….

  • Carson Willis Post author

    THANKS!!! I love this recipe and healthy alternatives to store bought products!

  • yappadooify Post author

    Thank you ! How long can this be stored? Can I store it at room temperature?

  • Hunter Chapman Post author

    Can you do this with pineapple juice too? And just add the gelatin

  • CANVAS FIRE 'NOVA Post author

    I buoyed gelatin now

  • Sammy Post author

    Thank you so much for this, my son will appreciate it !

  • jim eff Post author

    bloom your gelatin in cold water before adding.

  • bark- I Post author

    I just made these with blueberries and they taste delicious but I'm going to add 1 less tbsp next time I make them. It made over 100 gummy bears for me

  • CreamCherryPie Post author

    Hi Gemma, can I make sour bears with mango?

  • shhhman1 Post author

    How much gelatine goes in?? Anyone??

  • Desiree Allen Post author

    Can you write the recipe down so we know how much to do of each ingredient

  • Antonija P. Post author

    Could I use sugar instead of honey?

  • Lauren Lind Post author

    I want to make these for snacks for school. Will they go bad or melt if left out the fridge for 2-3hrs?

  • TheHeadwrap Post author

    Are these gummi bears chewy?

  • Ariel Chia Post author

    hi are the gummy bears as chewy as those store bought ones?

  • 24 7 Post author

    Are they frozen or gummy as gummy?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *