Part 2! Red Wine Soaked Gummy Bears

Red Wine Soaked Gummy BearsLast weekend I shared these Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears that, quite frankly, are the greatest thing I have ever made. And I promised to try it with red wine next.

And, friends, I wasted no time.

I am back to report on these red wine soaked gummy bears!

Red Wine Soaked Gummy Bears First of all I purchased 1 pound of grape gummy bears (the obvious flavor choice!). I put them in a medium size bowl, and then I poured a little boxed wine I had lying around into the bowl until they were immersed.

Just like the rosé gummy bears, they soaked up almost all the wine in 2-4 hours.


Red Wine Soaked Gummy Bears I tasted them both (plain gummy and red wine soaked gummy), and I was like, “Wow, this plain gummy is DRY!” Haha!

Red Wine Soaked Gummy Bears OK—so I like both for different reasons… I have a hard time choosing which is better.

The day of (after the 2-4 hours of soaking) I think I liked the rosé flavor best. It was more interesting.

But the awesome thing about the red wine gummies is that they tasted JUST as good the next day. So they definitely maintain their flavor for longer.

Oh! And one more important note—the red wine gummies are messy at first. Since they are soaked in red wine, if you accidentally drop one on your white t-shirt, you’ll still get a big ugly wine stain. That’s your fair warning. That said, I let some sit in my fridge overnight in this wine glass (below) and since they were no longer soaking in liquid they went back to the normal texture of gummy bears (not wet, but still giant and still taste like wine). It’s a bit of a process, but the next day I could eat them without getting any wine on my fingers.

Red Wine Soaked Gummy Bears Served in a glass they are kind of the cutest thing EVER, right?

Definitely a FUN gift idea.

Have a great weekend! xx -Elsie

Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • I was thinking of champagne and rainbow gummies for Pride. Do you have any thoughts?

  • How long do these actually last? I am making some for an event so should I make them the day before? Or is it okay to make them a couple days ahead?

    • Hi Logan! I would make them the day of so they don’t get soggy.

  • Ooh I like red wine even better. Thanks for sharing. 😉

  • Love this idea for a girls night in =o) thanks for sharing!

  • Hi- I just discovered this blog thanks to a repost of your projector TV project. I think we might be friends if I knew you in real life since you have successfully combined 2 of my favorites – wine and sugar! Anywho, I was wondering if you could share your source for your tv room rug peaking out in some of the photos. I can’t seem to comment on that one so I am asking the question here. Many thanks! I am really enjoying reading your archives. –Rebecca

  • This is again an amazing idea! I just have to try this out!

  • Haha, so perfect for all the red wine lovers!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • These look amazing! I’m a university student so we are always looking at fun and creative ways to drink haha like jelly shots etc! So this is a great idea that I’m going to have to try 🙂

    Amy xx |

  • This is such a great idea and I love how much glossier they look after having been soaked in red wine!

    • I want to make these to give as a gift inside a stemless wine glass for my coworkers. How long can they stay out? Will they hold at room temperature?

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