Thursday, September 13, 2012

Halloween Gummi Pops {Homemade}

Guess what it's only September!!

But I've got Halloween on my mind.

Too many people posting too many wonderful projects to make for the upcoming holiday, so feeling the digital peer pressure that comes about with writing  blog, I also made a few things that I'll be sharing in the upcoming weeks with you all.

But with that out of the way I want to tell you that my daughter is three and adores YouTube.....

I know huge parenting fail on my part, but she amuses me with what she chooses to watch and how she finds some of the stuff that she does. She happens to be a die hard Tom & Jerry fanatic, which I like and approve of.

Reason being it forces her to "think' about what is actually transpiring within the cartoon, instead of being led by a story line of dialogue.

That said,  I also grew up watching Tom & Jerry and I loved it too :)

But weirdly enough, she ALSO loves cooking shows, and one in particular about making homemade gummi bears.

You can watch it {HERE}.

I'm at a complete and total loss at how she found it, but she watched it over and over and over again, 'til it finally peaked my interest enough (after driving me nuts listening to it a hundred million times) and I decided to make them with her.

She LOVED them and asks to make them ALL THE TIME!

Seriously, all the time! So I came up with these for the Halloween season.

They can make great little gifts for a Halloween party or something to just give out to friends or to feed to your kids :)

This is what you will need.....

1/3 cup of water
2 package of 1/4 oz. gelatin (unflavored)
1 package 3oz. flavored gelatin (flavor/color depends on the type  mold you use.)
Candy mold (I bought mine at a local craft store)
Lolly pop sticks
Paper straws..if you have them and want to use them to go over the sticks.
Corn starch

Fill a pot with 1/3 cup of water and sprinkle unflavored gelatin and flavored gelatin into water, let sit on the counter for about 10 minutes.

Transfer pot to the stove and cook on medium heat on the stove for about 3-5 minutes, until all of the gelatin has dissolved.

I let it cool for a minute and then I poured the mixture into a measuring cup with a spout, so it would be easier to pour into the mold. Insert sticks into the mold.

Pour mixture into the mold.

Don't overfill...oooopppps.

Let it sit out on the counter for about 20 minutes, until set and dust the back of the mold with cornstarch to off set the stickiness. Peel out of the mold.

How adorable!!

You can use any mold you can find, they tend to carry them in local crafts stores.

You can use any flavor/color combo of gelatin you like to make these fun and easy treats. Let your imagination be your guide!!

Hope you liked this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!!

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