We’ve got a giant gummy recipe for Halloween that will excite the kids more than a full sized candy bar!
Since Halloween is looking a little different this year, this giant gummy recipe is a safe way to make it fun and full of delight. What could be more thrilling than a huge piece of candy at home with your kids? And this recipe can be used for any holiday or special event with various giant molds, so you’ll want to keep it handy.
Giant Gummy Recipe Ingredients
- 4 packets of unflavored gelatin (1 oz or 28g)
- 4 packets of Jello flavored gelatin (12 oz or 340g)
- 1 cup boiling water
- ⅓ cup room temp water
Giant Gummy Recipe Steps
You can pick up a giant mold at a Halloween store, like this skull from Party City, or use a cake pan if you have one. If you don’t have a giant mold, you can still use this recipe with a sheet pan and cookie cutters to make smaller gummies.
Spray your mold with non-stick cooking spray and wipe off any excess spray with a paper towel. This will make it easy to remove your gummy in one piece!
Place 1 cup of water in a small pot and bring to a boil. In a large bowl, sprinkle the 4 packets of unflavored gelatin over the ⅓ cup of water and let stand for 1 minute. This helps soften the gelatin and will allow it to blend better – you don’t want a grainy gummy!
Next, add in your Jello flavored packets. Pour in the boiling hot water carefully. Stir for around 5 minutes, slowly so you don’t create air bubbles. And don’t be afraid to get creative by mixing different colors/flavors of Jello. For our giant gummy, we used 2 flavors of Jello (lime and grape) and mixed them in 2 separate bowls using half a cup of boiling water each.
Once the gelatin is dissolved, pour it into your giant mold (we used a hand) and let it set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until firm.
Your Giant Gummy Recipe is Ready!
To remove from the mold, gently start to pull from the sides, all the way around. Once you have a sense that all sides can easily pull away from the mold, pick a thick part of the candy and start to pull the whole gummy out. You can keep it on a plate in the refrigerator until ready to use. Serve to the kids or use on a platter as a party decoration!