I’ve always wanted to try vodka soaked gummy bears ever since seeing them on Pinterest. To be honest, I was a little scared that it was too good to be true. Would the gummies get all sticky or giant and weird? Plus all of the instructions on Pinterest are different. Reading through the search you’ll see people recommending they soak for an hour, a day, and a week. That’s crazy different, right? Well, we tried it and here’s what we learned…
The method we chose to try was soaking the gummy bears (and worms) for about 24 hours. We tried three different types of alcohol- apple vodka, coconut rum and watermelon vodka. We poured the alcohol over the gummy candy until it was completely immersed. Then we covered it in plastic wrap and popped it in the fridge for 24 hours. The next day the gummies had soaked up most the alcohol, there was only a little bit to strain out. If we had left them in for 48 hours they probably would have soaked it all in.
The bears tasted amazing. They weren’t sticky or gross at all, but we did use a spoon to put them on our plates. Our favorite flavors were the apple vodka and coconut rum. I noticed that the gummy worms weren’t as soft. I have seen that you can try this method with nearly any liquor and any gummy candy, so the possibilities are pretty cool!
Have you ever tried alcohol soaked gummy candy? What do you think, delicious or weird? They were a HUGE hit at Emma’s bachelorette party!
Bachelorette party photos coming soon! xoxo. elsie
Try them with raspberry sour puss. You will not regret it
Well this is the best thing I’ve seen on the internet in a long time.
Wow!! I’m guessing the ‘bite’ of the alcohol would be balanced out by the sweetness of the gummy bears. Will definitely be trying this 🙂
ok i tried this last night and my gummie worms and bears melted what did i do wrong all i did was place the worms in a bowl and poured rum on them i left them on the table maybe that i did not place in frig
I made these once for a camping trip. They were gone in an hour! So easy and so much fun.
I made it few times and I have to admit i’m kind of obssessed with it ! I love it so muuuuch ! I only made it with vodka without flavour so thanks for the idea, seems delicious too ! And I agree, worms are not as soft as gummy bears !!
Rum soaked gummy bars are a must at house parties, as well as jello shoots. Absolutely love them!
One of my BFFs does rum-soaked jelly babies – giving them a week to soak up the alcohol (& maybe, ahem, topping it up a bit!)
Hi! I have never seen those on pinterest and oh my god I just need to try this right now.
My roommates and I tried this…and the gummy bears dissolved into the alcohol so that we just had a bowl of gummy vodka and no bears. We tried it twice. I’m not sure what went wrong.
I only worry about kids eating these ‘by accident’! For adults, they sound good!
HAHA jell-o-vodka to go!
some years ago, my friend Yak and I used to go to this night club that was in the middle of a park, and pretty far away from any bar to make a pre-party in, so we used to buy cold beer in a kinda-close gas station and pre-party on a bench nearby the club.
one night we were pretty broke, and the only thing i had at home was a bottle of absolut, but i was not carrying the whole bottle, and i wasn’t up for making jello, there was no time. next thing we knew: i poured some absolut in a tupperware, picked up Yak from our meeting corner, passed by a gas station and bought 5 packages of gummy bears. best boost ever. absolut gummy bears became a tradition with us <3
Sounds delicious *hunts around in the cupboard for gummy bears and vodka*
Don’t try Red fish they lose their color and shrink and come apart..Fruit snacks work well also….
I tried this last year and it was a disaster! I put gummy bears in vodka and they got smaller and smaller as they dissolved!
i am trying this for a house party for sure!
Yes! I make them for every family event and holiday! They are always a hit- but I always have to bring a clearly labled “virgin” bowl for the little ones 🙂
I let mine soak for a few days, and- if refrigerated- they can last for months and months. I’ve always used super cheap plain vodka like Viaka and McCormicks, and they always taste fine- really good actually- BUT I’m sure that using the flavored liquors would taste even better!
Isn’t it a great fun and silly recipe?! One of Pinterest’s best and easiest.
-Sarah at Come Undone
This sounds so cool!!! I have to try this next time we have girls night out! 😉
Ok. I have a warning. WATCH OUT. I know out of experience that some people can’t resist these gummybears and end up puking on the floor. Luckily, it wasn’t me who did that. Though it could be anyone.
This is GENIUS! Am making these this weekend, but wish I didn’t have to wait that long.
Ik heb het nog nooit op, maar zie het steeds vaker voorbij komen dus wil het zeker een keer proberen!