Gummy Candy

Preparing gummy candy using gelatin demonstrates preparation of solutions. Finished gelatin can be used to illustrate the Tyndall effect using a laser pointer.


  • 2-3 candy molds, depending on the size of the cavities in the mold
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • One 3-oz package flavored gelatin, such as JELL-O brand
  • 6 envelopes unflavored gelatin (typically 1/4 –oz envelopes in a box)
  • ½ cup cold water

1. Prepare candy molds by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine unflavored gelatin, flavored gelatin, and cold water in small
saucepan. Stir until well mixed.
3. Place saucepan on stove over medium heat. Continue stirring while
mixture heats up.
4. Once the gelatin fully dissolves, remove mixture from heat and pour into
prepared molds.
5. Allow to cool slightly, then place in freezer for 10 minutes to solidify.
6. Once solid, remove carefully from molds and enjoy!

All-Fruit Jam: Easy and Inexpensive!

Here is what I do:

– Take a handful of frozen fruit (5-6 very large frozen strawberries is suggested)

– Put fruit in small saucepan

– Simmer on low heat. Stir occasionally, breaking up fruit to blend with your spoon.

Really, it’s that easy. The result is so delicious. You can add it to plain yogurt, oatmeal, topping for pancakes or waffles, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or spread it on your English Muffins.

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