If you have been following me on Instagram, you are probably already aware of my recent obsession with making gummy bears. Specifically champagne gummy bears. Months ago I stumbled upon a Lauren Conrad post sharing a recipe and I knew I had to try. I purchased these little silicone molds from amazon prime and made her strawberry champagne gummy bears recipe. They were delicious but a bit too sweet in my opinion and maybe a bit too rubbery. One of my favorite combinations in the world is a dash of St. Germain in my champagne so I decided to try and come up with a bubbly bear recipe of my own. After multiple failed attempts, I am pleased to report, I have finally come up with a recipe that is absolutely scrumptious! Disclaimer: These do pack a punch!
To make these yummy little bubbly bears you will need:
- 3/4 cup of champagne
- 3 tbs of gelatin
- 1 tbs of St. Germain
- 2 tbs of sugar
- 1tbs of water
Before you even start mixing your ingredients make sure your gummy molds are laid out close to your stove and ready for action. Pour your water over your gelatin in a small bowl and whisk together quickly. Set your gelatin mixture to the side and put your champagne in a small saucepan on the stove. Turn your heat to the lowest setting and add your gelatin mixture to the saucepan. Add your sugar and St. Germain to the saucepan and begin whisking slowly. Keep your heat on the lowest setting possible and gently stir with your whisk until the sugar and gelatin have completely dissolved. As soon as you remove your saucepan from the heat use your dropper (I highly recommend ordering molds that come with a dropper. This whole project would be a nightmare otherwise) to fill all the little bear molds to their brim. They will begin hardening pretty quickly so plan to work pretty quickly. For the batch pictured, I added edible gold sprinkles once they were all in their molds to give them a little sparkle. The sprinkles disintegrate while the bears are gelling in the fridge to give them nice little flecks of gold. Once all your molds are full, place them in the fridge for 30 min.
After your bears have had their beauty sleep in the fridge, take a glass of champagne ( you have to enjoy the bottle you opened to make the bears, right?) to the couch with your molds. Getting all the little bears out of their molds is a bit time consuming but if you enjoyed popping bubble wrap as a kid, this is going to be nostalgic for you.
I can’t wait to come up with a few other gummy bear recipes! I am already thinking about a birthday cake batch with rainbow sprinkles for the summer and maybe some spiked cider bears for the next fall! Hope you all like these boozy little bears as much as I do!