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Apple Cider Gummy Bears

Course Candy
Keyword apple cider, candy, fall, gelatin, gummy, honey
Servings 20 gummies (1¼ cups liquid)
Author Lokness


  • cups plus ½ cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Place a silicon mold on a small baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Refrigerate ½ cup apple cider if it is not already cold.
  • In a small pot over medium high heat, add 1½ cups of apple cider. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Reduce by half to ¾ cup, about 20 – 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When the cider almost finished reducing, prepare the gelatin. Take out the ½ cup cold cider. Pour into a medium bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over evenly. Let it sit for 3 minutes.
  • With a spatula, stir in the gelatin mixture to the hot cider. Stir gently until fully dissolved. Add the honey. Stir to melt.
  • Transfer the hot liquid to a glass cup or measuring cup. Let it cool for 15 minutes. Remove any bubbles or solid that float to the top. Just before pouring, gently stir with a spoon to ensure everything is mixed well. Carefully pour into prepared silicon mold. Transfer the silicon mold and baking sheet to the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Once ready, carefully remove the gummy bears from the mold. Serve or store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy within 1 – 2 weeks.


  1. Silicon mold makes it easy for the gummy bears to be popped out. Use any mold you like. I bought the Winnie the Pooh one from Amazon.
  2. I used Trader Joe’s Flash Pasteurized Apple Juice (fridge isle). If you can get your hands on freshly pressed cider, do that.
  3. While reducing the cider, use a glass measuring cup to help you measure how much cider you have reduced.
  4. If using Knox gelatin, use 3 envelopes.
  5. Taste and add more honey if needed.
  6. These gummy bears are little bit dedicated. Keep them in a single layer if you can. Some of the edges of mine got squashed a little after sitting in the fridge overnight.
(Adapted from Canaries in the Kitchen)