Red, White, and Blue Gummies Recipe

Red, White, and Blue Gummies

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Chill Time: 60 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 20 to 30 servings
Yield: 20 to 30 gummies
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
24 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20 to 30
Amount per serving
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Red White and Blue Gummies are an easy, festive Fourth of July candy recipe. These chewy, flavorful gummies are the perfect warm weather candy, and a great addition to any Independence Day party. Cut them into fun shapes with cookie cutters to make them more festive! 

This gummy recipe takes a while because there are chilling periods in between each layer, but most of the time is inactive "resting" time—the actual kitchen time is minimal!

To speed up the process, you can be prepping the ingredients for the other layers while the candy is chilling in the refrigerator. 

“Another great July 4th or patriotic holiday dish, these gummies are sure to be a crowd pleaser. I used a mini round cutter which I loved and would be perfect to throw into a berry trifle or include with a toothpick for a themed cocktail. This dish is ready for your creative twist!” —Tracy Wilk 

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Ingredients

For the Blue Layer:

  • Cooking spray

  • 1/3 cup cold water

  • 1 (3-ounce) package blue Jell-O

  • 1 (0.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin

For the White Layer:

  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (from about 2 1/2 envelopes)

  • 6 tablespoons cold water, divided

  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, optional

For the Red Layer:

  • 1/3 cup cold water

  • 1 (3-ounce) package red Jell-O

  • 1 (0.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Red, White, and Blue Gummies ingredients

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  2. Line an 8x8-inch pan with foil, and spray foil lightly with cooking spray.

    greased baking dish

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  3. Combine the water, blue Jell-O, and unflavored gelatin in a medium bowl. Whisk together, then let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.

    blue gelatin mixture in a bowl

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  4. Microwave the bowl for 30 seconds, then whisk well. Microwave for another 30 seconds, then stir. If sugar has dissolved and mixture looks clear, then pour into the prepared pan. If not, microwave for another 10 to15 seconds until all the sugar and gelatin have dissolved. Refrigerate pan to set the gelatin, about 20 minutes.

    glue gelatin in a baking dish

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  5. To make the white layer, whisk together the unflavored gelatin and 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes.

    gelatin mixture in a bowl

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  6. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons water, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture on medium-low, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a simmer.

    water, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar in a small saucepan

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  7. Add unflavored gelatin and whisk until the gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and add coconut extract, if using.

    gelatin mixture combined with the condensed milk mixture in a saucepan

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  8. Pour white gelatin over blue gelatin in the pan, and refrigerate until it sets, about 20 minutes.

    white gelatin on top of the blue gelatin in the baking dish

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  9. Prepare red gelatin layer the same way as the blue. Pour over the white layer. Refrigerate until the mixture sets, about 20 minutes.

    red gelatin mixture in a prepared baking dish

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  10. Once set, remove gelatin from pan using the foil as handles. Cut into small squares, or use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes. The yield will depend on the size of your cutter.

    Red, White, and Blue Gummies in a baking dish and on a marble surface

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

How to Store

  • Store Red White and Blue Gummies in an airtight container at room temperature.