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Willy Wonka Series; Giant Gummy Bears

Wonka Inspired Giant Gummy Bears | Food in Literature

First you make one.

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Then you think it looks lonely, so you make it a friend.

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Then you make a third for composition in photos.
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Then, before you know it, you have a whole darn family of bears camping out in your kitchen!

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Of course, there’s always one booze bear in every family.

  Childhood Favourites; Gi-normous Gummy Bears

To make them is easy and pretty quick.

For the bear shape, I used Wilton’s mini bear cake pan (Amazon).


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Wonka Inspired Giant Gummy Bears | Food in Literature

Willy Wonka Series; Giant Gummy Bears

  • Author: Bryton Taylor; Food in Literature


Units Scale
  • 85g box of Jello (your choice of flavour)
  • 89 tbsp of gelatine
  • 1.25 to 1.5 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp white sugar


  1. In a small saucepan, mix the ingredients together.
  2. Turn on the heat on low, and stir until the mixture has lost its ‘grittiness’ (usually just a few minutes).
  3. Don’t let it start to bubble or boil, as it’ll turn the mixture from transparent to solid when poured into the mould.
  4. Turn the heat off and let it sit until steam has stopped rising off the surface.
  5. Give it a stir from time to time. It won’t start to solidify, so it’s best to let some heat off of the mixture.
  6. Get your bear mould ready (FYI: you don’t need to spray the mould, it pops out easily), placed in a plastic container or on a plate, and clear a space in your freezer.
  7. Pour the mixture into the mould, move quick and pop into the freezer.
  8. Check in about 10-15 minutes, it should be mostly hardened. If not quite there, check every minute until it’s firm. You also won’t want to let it sit in the freezer, as it’ll make the gummy mixture go weird.
  9. Pull out of the freezer and undo from mould.


For the vodka bear (yes, I really did make one!), I split the liquid and used 1 cup water and 1/4 cup vodka.

I used the Wilton Mini Stand Up Bear from Amazon.


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