I’m a Yummy Gummy Bear

Haha, did that remind you of the funny song/ringtone?  If not, then check it out here, it’s hilarious!

Anyways, this post basically comprises of me finally trying something I saw on Pinterest – yay for actually doing stuff!  I had seen many (soooo many) pins about basically liquor-soaked gummy candies, and I finally tried it.

So, I found lots of varying instructions about ratios and soaking times, but in the end decided to go with what seemed to be the simplest route.  Here goes.

  • Place gummy candy (I used gummy bears) in a bowl.
  • Pour in enough liquor to cover the candy (we went with Smirnoff Lime flavoured vodka).
  • Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Place in fridge, and let soak for at least 24 hours.

When we took them out to try, they looked a bit like this:

And they were delicious!  They basically tasted like a candy version of a fruity cocktail.  Plus, they took away some of the childish qualities I viscerally associate with gummy candy – after all, these were grown-up gummy bears.  Mmmm….

We kept the leftovers in the fridge to keep soaking, and they were just as delicious the next day.

I do have a few suggestions, though.  I suggest using candy that’s not coated in sugar – we tried peach rings another time, and they weren’t quite as pleasant in texture.  Also, use a flavoured liquor.  We really liked the lime vodka.  The peach rings we tried with some simple Bacardi rum, but the alcohol’s taste sort of overpowered the candy, so it wasn’t quite as fun, though they were still good.

So, there you have it.  A fun simple way to make a great drink/snack, and it would be a surefire conversation piece at a summer barbeque.  Have you tried gummy candy?  Or any other fun and unusual recipes?

(Photo of gummy bear character from https://soundcloud.com/roound5/gummybear-im-a-gummybear )
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2 responses to “I’m a Yummy Gummy Bear

  1. Ahhh yes that’s indeed very good stuff! 😀
    If you like those boozy snacks check out some other suggestions we collected here…

    http://lordsofthedrinks.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/your-liquored-up-party-snacks/

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