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Strawberry Gummy Candy

This Strawberry Gummy Candy is so delicious and easy to make. Perfect to create your homemade candies as part of a DIY gift for teachers or during the holidays, or have them as a treat when your sweet tooth craving hits. Sweet and tasty, once you make your own candy you won't look back!

When you think about candy, you might be thinking it is a long drawn-out process to make your own, but it is simpler than you might think. While a lot of candy is usually part of special offers you see at the grocery store, making your own is a great way you can reduce the amount of artificial flavor that is added and have complete control over what goes into the strawberry gummies. 

You can't deny that enjoying a little bit of candy will have you reliving your youth in no time. Kids love it, and these are super adult friendly as well. 

If you like the idea of this strawberry gummy candy then you have to try the Homemade Pineapple Gummy Bears recipe. Packed full of delicious pineapple flavor and are a perfect sweet treat. You might also like this Super Easy Homemade Gummy Bears recipe which has a honey and citrus flavor combo that we are sure you will love!

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Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Gummy Recipe 

  • Easy to make - This homemade candy recipe is much easier to make than you might think. 
  • Tastes amazing. Packed full of strawberry flavor you are going to love it. 
  • Kid-friendly - Perfect for the kids to enjoy as a sweet treat.

Ingredients Needed

Get all the info you need on these following ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom.

  • Unflavored gelatin
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Strawberry extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Extra sugar (for coating)
Ingredients needed to make strawberry gummy candy.

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How To Make The Strawberry Gummy Candy

This is the full recipe to make the Strawberry Gummies. 

  1. Gather all of your ingredients together and then prepare your chosen baking dish with parchment paper. Put the baking dish aside until ready to use. 
  2. Measure ½ cup of the water into a mixing. You will then need to add the gelatin on top. Take your time to mix slowly and let it sit for five minutes.  
  3. While the gelatin has been set aside to rest, you can heat the other ¾ cup of water and add the sugar. Heat up on a medium heat in the saucepan. Bring to a boil and make sure you keep stirring consistently. 
  4. Add the gelatin mixture to the saucepan and then reduce the heat. Allow the mixture to cook for 5 minutes. You will still need to stir this consistently. Just not constantly. Every 45 seconds move the mixture to combine. 
  5. You can then remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the strawberry extract and food coloring. Add as much food coloring as you desire to get the best color you want. 
  6. Pour the strawberry gummy mixture into the prepared baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and then refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm.
  7. Remove the candy from the baking dish. You can do this by flipping over the baking dish onto a clean surface that has been sprinkled with granulated sugar. Cut the candy into squares and fully coat them in sugar.
  8. Let the finished candies sit uncovered at room temperature until dry. You will need to turn them over every 30 minutes for the next hour or 2 until they manage to completely dry out. 
  9. They are then ready to enjoy. You can serve them straight away or store them in a sealed mason jar. You may want to use parchment paper between layers to avoid them sticking together. Enjoy!
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Recipe Variations

Want a different flavor? This recipe can be recreated for any candy flavor, just change the extract and food dye color. Ie. yellow food dye with lemon extract, orange food dye with orange extract.

Make different shapes. You could make gummy bears or other shapes if you have specific tins or molds. This can help if you are making them as. DIY gift or as part of a theme for a holiday. 

Make an adult version. You could add a little vodka or rum to this candy recipe. A delicious adults-only candy to enjoy. 

A few Strawberry gummy candies in front of a jar on its side with more gummies.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure you stir the mixture as directed. While this is a simple recipe to follow you are working with gelatin which can be unpredictable. 
  • Give the candy time to dry out, Flipping it over helps to do this quicker. 

Storage

You will need to store the strawberry gummies in an airtight container. It is best to store them in a cold and dry location. You will want to avoid direct sunlight or areas where it can get warm as this will accelerate spoilage and cause issues with the consistency of the gummies. 

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FAQ

Can I use real strawberries in this gummy recipe? 

The best way to use real strawberries is to stew them down and reduce them to a coulis or sauce. You can then add them as you would the strawberry extract. 

Do I have to use food coloring? 

No, you don't need to, but the color does help visually. Instead of artificial colors you could look at natural food dyes or use strawberries instead as that will naturally add the red color. 

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Other Strawberry recipes 

  • Strawberry Agua Fresca - This Strawberry Agua Fresca is the perfect drink to sip on hot summer days. With a sweet and tangy flavor, it’s a great alternative to those sugary store-bought drinks when you want to cool off at home. 
  • Strawberry Kiss Cookies - These Strawberry Kiss Cookies are so easy to make and taste incredible. The ideal sweet treats to make for the people you love the most this Valentine’s Day. 
  • Instant Pot Strawberry Yogurt - This Instant Pot Strawberry Yogurt is easy to make and tastes incredible. A versatile healthy breakfast recipe that you can make your own. It also doubles as the perfect smooth, fruity, snack!   
Sugared strawberry candy.

Strawberry Gummy Candy

The perfect chewy, sweet strawberry treat. You'll enjoy each bite of this Strawberry Gummy Candy.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Gummy Candy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 25 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon strawberry extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Extra sugar for coating

Instructions

  • Gather all of your ingredients together and then prepare your chosen baking dish with parchment paper. Put the baking dish aside until ready to use.
  • Measure ½ cup of the water into a mixing. You will then need to add the gelatin on top. Take your time to mix slowly and let it sit for five minutes.
  • While the gelatin has been set aside to rest, you can heat the other ¾ cup of water and add the sugar. Heat up on a medium heat in the saucepan. Bring to a boil and make sure you keep stirring consistently.
  • Add the gelatin mixture to the saucepan and then reduce the heat. Allow the mixture to cook for 5 minutes. You will still need to stir this consistently. Just not constantly. Every 45 seconds move the mixture to combine.
  • You can then remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the strawberry extract and food coloring. Add as much food coloring as you desire to get the best color you want.
  • Pour the strawberry gummy mixture into the prepared baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and then refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm.
  • Remove the candy from the baking dish. You can do this by flipping over the baking dish onto a clean surface that has been sprinkled with granulated sugar. Cut the candy into squares and fully coat them in sugar.
  • Let the finished candies sit uncovered at room temperature until dry. You will need to turn them over every 30 minutes for the next hour or 2 until they manage to completely dry out.
  • They are then ready to enjoy. You can serve them straight away or store them in a sealed mason jar. You may want to use parchment paper between layers to avoid them sticking together. Enjoy!

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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