Red, White, and Blue Gummies

Red, White, and Blue Gummies

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Yield: 20 gummies
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
30 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 7mg 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. 

Ingredients

For the Blue Layer:

  • 1/3 cup cold water

  • 1 (3-ounce) package blue jello

  • 1 (0.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin

For the White Layer:

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

  • 1/3 cup cold water

  • 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 jello

  • 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 nonstick cooking spray.

    greased baking dish

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

    glue gelatin in a baking dish

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  5. To make white layer, combine gelatin with 3 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl and whisk together. Let sit 5 minutes.

    gelatin mixture in a bowl

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  6. Combine remaining 3 tbsp water, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat mixture, 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 gelatin and whisk until 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 it for another 20 minutes to set.

    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, and pour over white layer. Refrigerate for 20 minutes once more.

    red gelatin mixture in a prepared baking dish

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  10. Once set, remove gelatin from pan using foil as handles. Cut into small squares, or use a cookie cutter to cut into shapes.

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

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Tip

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