Rose Wishes & Gummy Bear Dreams
It's hard to find something more fabulous than Phyllis Nefler.
[Especially when she's impressing Robin Leach]
However, I'd like to think that Mrs. Nefler would award me the Innovative Cocktail Candy Patch for this DIY Rose Wine Gummy Bear recipe that I'm about to share with y'all. I snagged this little gem from Sprinkle Bakes and let's just say, these chewy little guys are not only cute, they're easy to make using just a few simple ingredients. But here's a quick tip: save yourself multiple trips to multiple different Michaels/Targets and just order the Sparkling Wine candy flavoring oil from LorAnn and the gummy bear molds on Amazon.
So who's ready to sell 2,000 boxes of cookies and earn some stinking patches? And by that I mean, who's ready to make these adorable gummy bears?
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup (240 ml) rosé wine
1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
6 packets (.25 oz. each) powdered gelatin
4-6 drops LorAnn Sparkling Wine candy flavoring oil
1 drop pink food color
Gummy bear molds & dropper
step one: let's get boozy!
Place the rose wine in a large glass measure with a pour spout. In a separate bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and powdered gelatin. Heat the wine in the microwave until boiling, about 1 minute 30-45 seconds on 100% power (you can also do this on the stove top).
step two: science!
Pour the sugar and powdered gelatin mixture into the hot wine and stir well. The wine will foam and raise a little, so expect this. Stir until the sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved, about 1-2 minutes. Add the flavoring and pink food color.
step three: let's get messy!
Immediately pour the mixture into the molds from the pour spout. Use an offset spatula to level the gelatin mixture into the cavities evenly. Or skip this entirely and use the eye dropper. It's easier to fill each individual gummy mold this way (and it's much less messy). Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
step four: A Bear Is born!
Push the candies out from the bottom of the mold. Store them in the refrigerator.*
*Make sure to store the gummy bears covered in plastic wrap or sealed in an airtight zip-top bag. They will dry out and become tough if you leave them uncovered for very long.
Serve bears straight up in a wine glass for guests to nibble on at a party!
String them along a toothpick for easy eating access or as a lovely cocktail garnish!
Drop at the bottom of your wine for an extra sweet treat!
Warning: Don't spit out your gummy bears upon first taste and scream "WTF are these!?"! Be kind to your gummy bears. They get bullied a lot for not being the traditional gummy bear consistency. They're more gelatin-y (that's an official cooking term, right?) and gumdrop-like so don't be alarmed if their texture seems a bit off.