6 Fun Hacks With Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are among the most popular sweets in the world, and they even had their own Disney cartoon back in the '80s and early '90s — how many of your favorite snacks can make that claim to fame? And while there's no denying how great these fruity treats taste on their own, there are so many other ways to enjoy them! Check out these 6 clever tips and tricks for making the most out of your gummy bear stash.

1. Lollipops

1.1 Arrange 4 gummy bears in the following pattern on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake 2 minutes at 360°F.

1.2 Remove the pan from the oven and place a lollipop stick in the center of each gummy bear mass before it hardens.

1.3 Once the gummies have cooled down, your homemade sucker is ready to go!

2. Coasters

2.1 Put on some protective gloves, stir two-part casting resin in a cup, and pour into a round, flat silicone mold. Pick out your favorite gummy bear colors and press them into the liquid before it hardens.

2.2 Let the resin sit for 24 hours before removing the DIY coasters from the round mold. Thanks to these eye-catching pieces, you'll never have to remind your guests to use a coaster ever again! 

3. Popsicles

Pour some gummy bears into an ice pop mold and then fill it up with lemonade. Freeze the molds for 4 hours and then enjoy your very own gummy bear popsicle!

4. Sangria

4.1 For this simple, fruity sangria recipe, leave a generous helping of gummy bears in vodka overnight.

4.2 The next day, add some dry white wine, apple juice, mineral water, the vodka-soaked gummy bears, and a few apple and lime slices to a decanter and stir everything together.

4.3 Throw in some gummy bears on a toothpick to really class up your drink!

5. White Chocolate Gummy Bear Bark 

5.1 Melt about 10 oz of white chocolate, spread the mixture on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, and spread some some gummy bears and sprinkles over the top while it's still soft.

5.2 Let the homemade chocolate bark cool down before breaking it into smaller pieces to share with your friends... or to help with portion control if you plan on keeping it all for yourself. 

6. Cake Decorations

Gummy bears are ideal for decorating homemade cakes! Get the full recipe for the colorful gummy bear cake featured in the video here.

With so many colorful options, this might be the best thing that has happened to gummy bears since the TV show! Just be sure to pick up an extra bag while you work, otherwise you might just polish off your materials before you finish your crafts!


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