Gushers Candy

Make Gushers at home with this quick and easy recipe. You just need two ingredients and you’ll have your own Gushers fruit candy.

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Using only two ingredients, these DIY Gushers are an incredibly easy way to make your own custom liquid or slime-filled homemade candy. You can get creative with the flavors and molds for different holidays or celebrations. In this example, however, I kept it to on the fruit candy theme with a strawberry mold and fruit flavors.

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Ingredients for DIY Gushers:

Note: I also tried making them with gummy bears, but that did not go well as the mixture was way too sticky. The final texture was also not quite right. The gummy stars were the candies that I found that were most accurate.

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

Start making your own by separating out a single flavor of the fruit gummies into a microwave safe dish.

whole foods pink gummy stars in a bowl

Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until melted.

Be careful not to overheat them as they can become hard and too difficult to chew.

mixing melted pink candy gummies with a spatula

Using a spatula, spoon the gummy into the silicone mold, coating the bottom and sides.

Using a spatula to put melted gummy mixture into a strawberry candy mold

Squeeze some liquid candy into the cavity made by the gummy, leaving room at the top.

squeezing blue liquid candy into strawberry candy mold with melted gummy fruit candy

Spread another layer of the melted gummy on top. Be sure to cover all of the liquid candy so it doesn’t leak out.

filling the top of the strawberry silicone mold with melted gummy candy with a spatula

Leave to cool and set. Then remove your homemade Gushers from the mold and enjoy!

removing homemade gusher from strawberry silicone mold

I made a bunch using different gummy flavors and liquid candy fillings so you too can get as creative as you’d like.

holding different colors and flavors of homemade gushers in hands

Just like the original, these DIY fruit gushers are a fun surprise to bite into.

Homemade Gushers fruit candy in different colors with blue liquid candy oozing out

What do I do if they're sticking to the molds?

You can sift some corn starch on the inside of the mold before putting the melted gummy. The will make them pop right out of the mold when set.

gushers candy out of the bag with the title of diy gushers

For more slimy fun, try making some edible slime.

And be sure to check out some more candy and dessert recipes:

gushers candy out of the bag with the title of diy gushers

Gushers Candy

Make Gushers at home with this quick and easy recipe. You just need to ingredients and you’ll have your own Gushers fruit candy.
Yield 12 candies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • Fruit gummies (I used Whole Foods Fruit Stars)
  • Liquid candy

Equipment

  • Silicone candy mold
  • Small microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave

Instructions
 

  • Separating out a single flavor of the fruit gummies into a microwave safe dish.
    whole foods pink gummy stars in a bowl
  • Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until melted.
    mixing melted pink candy gummies with a spatula
  • Spoon the gummy into the silicone mold, coating the bottom and sides.
    Using a spatula to put melted gummy mixture into a strawberry candy mold
  • Fill the hole with liquid candy, leaving room at the top
    squeezing blue liquid candy into strawberry candy mold with melted gummy fruit candy
  • Spread another layer of the melted gummy on top. Be sure to cover all of the liquid candy so it doesn't leak out.
    filling the top of the strawberry silicone mold with melted gummy candy with a spatula
  • Let them cool and set. Then remove from the mold
    removing homemade gusher from strawberry silicone mold

Video

Notes

Tips:
  1. Have fun with the flavors of gummies and liquid candy, making unique combinations.
  2. I also tried making them with gummy bears, but that did not go well as the mixture was way too sticky. The final texture was also not quite right. The gummy stars were the candies that I found to be the closest to the real thing.
  3. You can sift some corn starch on the inside of the mold before putting the melted gummy. The will make them pop right out of the mold when set.
Keyword Candy, DIY, Gummy, Gushers, Liquid Candy

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