Gummy Frogs – August Daring Bakers (part 2)

So, the Daring Bakers challenge for the month was two-fold. Along with chocolate candies, we had to make one other type of candy. This other candy could be anything. I chose gummy frogs. I’ve wanted to make gummy candy for a while, but was a little off-put by the amount of gelatin used. I tried using less, but the texture ended up somewhere between jello and a gummy bear. That was even more off-putting.

When it came time to pull the candies out of the molds, I was a little wary. I was afraid they would rip, but they were surprising resilient. All means of tugging and pulling on them, and those frogs didn’t lose their shape, let alone tear. I love how they look like they’re marching into battle.

Look, they’re getting closer.


adapted from Skip To My Lou

white layer adapted from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

Gummy Frogs

Gummy Frogs

Ingredients

Green Layer
1/3 c water
1 box of melon flavored jello (or any green flavor)
3 packets of unflavored gelatin
White layer
1/3 c water
1 packet unflavored gelatin
4 oz sweetened condensed milk
Other
Cornstarch for dusting

Instructions

  1. For the green layer: Place water in a small saucepan. Sprinkle jello and unflavored gelatin over the water, and let set for 5 minutes. Place saucepan over medium heat and melt the mixture, stirring occasionally. Place gelatin mixture into a cup with a pour-spout. Fill plastic molds until almost full. Leave a few centimeters at the top.
  2. For the white layer: while the green layer sets, make the white layer. Follow the same steps as above with the water and gelatin. After the mixture melts, remove from heat, and stir in the condensed milk. Place gelatin mixture into a cup with a pour-spout and fill the remaining space of the molds. Let candy set. Dust the surface of the candy with a little bit of cornstarch, and then pull out of molds.
  3. You can use the mold over to make more batches. Gently re-heat the gelatin mixtures until melted and re-fill the molds, letting the green layer set a little before filling with the white mixture.
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Sweet Comments:

  1. cute pictures!

  2. These are so fun! I love the frog molds. The colors you chose work perfectly!

  3. No way! We can just buy them here in the Netherlands. Amazing you made them yourself! Thumbs up!

  4. Awesome! Finding a gummy without corn syrup (for a loved one with food allergies) is like trying to find water in the desert. Going to buy a mold right now.

  5. How wonderful of you to create that work of art. Truly creative.

  6. I LOVE gummy candy!! And gummy frogs are one of my faves…I’m def making these ASAP!! Thanks for sharing, I’d love to try different flavors too.

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