The advantage of being a candy making mom is that when you discover something that’s hard to find in stores, you can easily whip up your own whenever you want to.
So when my daughter came home one day with a bag of chocolate-covered gummy bears she got as a party favor, I know in an instant it’s something I had to make.
A small bag isn’t enough for the kids and it’s a treat not easily found in stores. Add to that the fact that it got me hooked too, there’s just one way to have enough for everyone – make our own!
If you’ve tried my gummy bear recipes, you can do them again ahead of time so you can have as much as you want for a fraction of the price in stores.
My How To Preserve Homemade Gummy and How to Make Gummy Candy With Jello posts show how you can easily make homemade gummies and dehydrate them to make them as chewy as store-bought ones. But if you want a corn syrup-free recipe, try the one with Jello.
Take note that both recipes take at least three days to take the moisture out of the candies. Skipping the dehydrating step will make the gummies watery and ruin the chocolate-covered recipe. If you want to move forward quickly, store-bought ones work fine, too.
What I like about this recipe is that it’s another fun messy activity for the kids. Once in a while, it’s okay to literally mess around in the kitchen and this is one of those times.
I added my own twist to it to make it more enjoyable. Instead of just doing milk chocolate coating, we do half with white chocolate and roll them in sprinkles. It’s a fun way to “dress up” the gummies and now the kids call regular gummy bears naked bears!
So whether you’ve tried this treat somewhere, but can’t find it in your local stores or it’s your first time hearing about it and you want to give it a try, I’ll show you how to make chocolate-covered gummy bears at home.As I’ve said, it’s messy fun, but it’s also a cool way to jazz up your gummies. So whether you’re doing this alone or doing it with your kids, this is something you’ll enjoy.
Take your gummy bear addiction to new heights with this chocolate-covered recipe. It’s fun, it’s delicious and it’s a unique way to spruce up your gummies at home. And I’m willing to bet the kids will love chocolate covered gummy bears.
½ bag (6 oz) milk chocolate chips
½ bag (6 oz) white chocolate chips
2 lbs gummy bears
Other kitchen tools you will need:
Wax or parchment paper
Baking sheet or rectangular pan
Place the milk chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Melt in the microwave in a 30-second interval. Stir in between intervals until fully melted.
Repeat the first step using the white chocolate chips.
Pour the sprinkles into another bowl.
Line the baking sheet with parchment or wax paper
Dip the gummy bears one at a time and take them out using a fork.
Let the excess chocolate drip off. Pass the chocolate-covered gummy bear to another fork and dip the front part into the sprinkles.
Let it dry on the lined baking pan. Make sure to allow enough space between each gummy bear.
If the bears are for gifts or packaging, let them dry for a day to allow them to dry and harden completely. If not, you can place them in the fridge to speed up the process. However, take note that refrigerating the gummy bears will make them sweat, so this step is only good for when you’re eating them at home.
For gifts, pack the desired amount of gummy bears into a bag and seal it. For personal consumption, store in airtight containers.
If you want large batches, I know it’s sometimes tedious to repeat the dipping, dripping, and a sprinkling of each and every piece. Well, I have a lazy hack for you. Why don’t you make gummy bear bark instead?
Follow the below steps for a faster and easier version of the gummy bear + chocolate combination you’re looking for.
Melt the chocolates in the microwave.
Pour the melted chocolate onto the lined baking pan and make it about ¼ inch thick.
Spread the gummy bears on the chocolate and press them into the chocolate using a spatula.
Let cool and refer to Step 8 above.
Break the chocolate into smaller pieces and see Step 9 above.
This hack helps you save time while giving you the same chocolatey goodness with chunks of chewy gummy bears in every bite. Enjoy!
Hi, I’m Alana. Wife, mom, daughter, friend, amateur gardener, coffee guzzler, shower singer, hiker extraordinaire and life-long learner from British Columbia, Canada. This blog is where I hope to be able to grow from an aspiring meal maker to an outstanding culinary creator. This is where I need your help. I invite you to join me on my journey of food exploration by providing feedback on the recipes we create here at Cool ‘til Yummy, so we can turn them into drool-worthy masterpieces together!