Honey Sweetened Chocolate Gummy Bears

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Chocolate Gummy Bears

Okay, what are all these bears standing around for? Aren't they cute? I bought some silicone gummy bear molds a couple of weeks ago and decided it was time to try them out. This is a super simple recipe and you'll have delicious little chocolate gummy bears done in less than half an hour. Really, it's super simple.

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First, let me give you some tips…
Tip #1: If your mold comes with a dropper, don't bother using it.

I thought when I saw it on Amazon, “How perfect! I can fill each little bear mold with the perfect amount of gummy mixture.” Well, what actually happened is the gummy mixture hardened up inside the syringe after just a couple of bears. So yeah. Don't use the dropper. It's still filled with gummy mixture as I type…

Tip #2: Don't wait too long to put the gummy mixture into the mold because once it starts to cool down you end up with a very interesting texture to work it. And I'll just stop right there. You do not want a description of the texture.

Tip #3: While the mixture is warm and runny, spoon it into the bears and mash it around with the back of the spoon. Then take a bowl scraper and scrape the excess mixture off the top of the mold. If you leave excess on the top of the mold, when the gummies harden there will be a super thin layer that you are going to feel compelled to pick off each bear. Well, maybe that was just me. Did you ever put Elmer's glue in the palm of your hand and let it dry, then try to remove it in one piece? I can't imagine having that kind of time on my hands nowadays.

Well, back to the recipe! You'll find a printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Chocolate Gummy Bears

  1. Heat water in a small skillet until just beginning to boil.
  2. Add the gelatin, sprinkling slowly while you whisk, one tablespoon at a time.
  3. When the gelatin has completely disappeared, add the honey and whisk.
  4. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until completely mixed.
  5. Add the sea salt, if you wish.
  6. If mixture has cooled, heat briefly until it is thin and runny.
  7. Ladle spoonfuls of the mixture onto the silicone mold. Press the mixture around with the back of the spoon so that all crevices are filled.
  8. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove and pop the gummy bears out.

Enjoy!

This recipe made 50 bears, and there was some mixture left over. I would estimate that I could have gotten another 20 bears from what was left.

Did you get your copy of Chocolate Treats?

Chocolate Treats

White Chocolate Chip with Caramel Topping

Chocolate Layer Cake

And finally… here's what the Chocolate Gummy Bears were having a meeting about. Honey. What else do bears meet up for?

Chocolate Gummy Bears

Honey Sweetened Chocolate Gummy Bears
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Serves: 70 gummies
 
Chocolate Gummy Bears, sweetened with honey.
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 2 T. gelatin
  • 1 T. cocoa powder
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 pinch sea salt, optional
Instructions
  1. Heat water in a small skillet until just beginning to boil.
  2. Add the gelatin, sprinkling slowly while you whisk, one tablespoon at a time.
  3. When the gelatin has completely disappeared, add the honey and whisk.
  4. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until completely mixed.
  5. Add the sea salt, if you wish.
  6. If mixture has cooled, heat briefly until it is thin and runny.
  7. Ladle spoonfuls of the mixture onto the silicone mold. Press the mixture around with the back of the spoon so that all crevices are filled.
  8. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove and pop the gummy bears out.

If you love desserts like this, I have two cookbooks you really need to check out ASAP! Naturally Sweetened Treats for gluten-free dessert needs and Baker’s Dozen Volume 4, Chocolate Treats for amazing chocolate desserts and snacks.
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