So I did my research, watched a dozen or so youtube videos on making canna gummies. Most of them have some things right, and some things wrong.
The goal is to end up with something that is close to the store gummies we all love, Albanese, Haribo, whatever.
Starburst Jello. (This is a slightly larger box than regular jello, would recommend.) (If you use regular jello, add another pack of non flavored gelatin to this recipe to compensate.
4 packs of non flavored Gelatin.
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of infused of pure coconut oil (MCT)
1 tsp of citric acid (Because sour gummies are just better)
1/4 tsp of potassium sorbate (preservative/shelf stabilizer)
1 tbsp of light corn syrup (to make them actually gummy)
2 tsp of soy lecithin (emulsifier, we’re workin with oil here)
couple drops of extra candy flavoring (optional, don’t be cheap)
Bloom your gelatin. Add your 1/2 cup of water to a dish with a bit of surface area. (I use a small tupperware dish). Dump/spread your 4 packets of gelatin over the water. There will not be enough water, there will be some powder left, this is ok. Let this sit for a couple of minutes, it doesnt take long.
In a small sauce pan add your half cup of infused oil and two tsp of soy lecithin. This gets the oil ready to bind with the gelatin. Wisk it in, use a coated wisk if you have one.
-we have not turned the heat on yet-
Add the bloomed gelatin to the oil in the pan. Set to low heat. LOW dammit!
Add the pack of starburst jello.
-at this point you are thinking this is too much dry and not enough wet. You are wrong, keep going and STIRRING-
-After a couple minutes the gelatin will melt down and you start to believe-
Add potassium sorbate -STILL STIRRING-
Add citric acid -STILL STIRRING-
Add corn syrup, still stirring
Add the extra flavoring here if you’d like (you can get candy flavoring on amazon along with the rest of this stuff)
After no less than 10 minutes of stirring from the point the mixture stopped being a dry mess and turned into a liquidish form, your ready to fill your molds. Hope you have molds out and ready :).
Carefully dump the mixture in a squeeze bottle. Don’t use those goofy little droppers you get with some molds, they are pointless.
Fill your molds and revel in your chef like stature, you are making your own awesome gummies, the dispensary doesn’t have anything this good.
Wait about 25 minutes. Pop the gummies out of the mold and put them on a rack for drying. Don’t skip this. Let them dry out over night, or in the fridge. You think they are perfect the way they are, they can be a bit better and closer to what you get at the store if you just let them dry a tiny bit.
These will not separate if you followed the directions above and did not skip steps or ingredients. I wasted stuff so you don’t have to.
These will be shelf stable, you don’t have to refrigerate, should last months.
These don’t have that weird jello “pop” that really isn’t very gummy at all. These are GUMMIES!
Remember, the videos you see on you tube have things right and wrong. I figured out what they had right and combined it all. Good luck!