How To Make Edible & Stackable LEGO Gummy Candy

How To Make Edible & Stackable LEGO Gummy Candy

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How To Make Edible & Stackable LEGO Gummy Candy

Just when you thought LEGOs couldn’t get any better, somebody comes along and creates a recipe for edible homemade gummy LEGO pieces that you can actually build with. Grant Thompson, the genius behind the ‘King Of Random’ Youtube DIY channel, posted a step-by-step recipe for how to make your dreams come true.

The best part is that there are only 2 ingredients – gelatin and water (though you can use flavored gelatin or Vitamin C, too). There are also separate links for creating a silicone LEGO candy mold, which is also relatively simple.

The cherry on top is how Thompson closes his mold so that you can actually build with these gummies! If you have very young children at home, however, consider waiting until they’re older – these gummies may encourage young children to eat real LEGO parts.

All you need is gelatin/Jell-O, water, and corn syrup and a silicone LEGO mold, which you can buy or make.

The complete constructions even show how to make these bricks stackable.

Who doesn't love gummy candy, and who doesn't love LEGO?

’5 years ago I was fascinated with it, wondering how it was made, and what gave it its gummy texture. It feels so good on the teeth to bite into it, and my kids go crazy for them so I spent a bit of time researching how they're made commercially.

My biggest motivation for doing this was to see if we could make our own at home, and I'm actually still trying to figure out how to make gelatin and corn syrup from scratch, so if I can figure out how to do that, maybe I'll show how to do it in another project video.

I wanted to make candies that made people look twice, and LEGO bricks instantly came to mind because what's more awesome than LEGO and gummy put together? But I wasn't sure where could you get a mold for making LEGO bricks.

Surfing around the internet, I stumbled across an awesome Instructable by SFHandyman: http://bit.ly/IBSFHandyman

To my amazement, not only had he shown how to make a mold for making LEGO candy, he also made LEGO gummies as well!

I played around with loads of variations in recipes to see what texture and tastes I liked the best. And I've kept experimenting off and on for the last 4 years, using my kids and wife for feedback. They gobble them up no matter what variations I use, but I've finally settled on 1/2 cup of very cold water, 1/4 cup of corn syrup, 2 packets of unflavored gelatin, and 1 pack of Jell-O. I've found that the corn syrup seems to help smooth out the texture and the taste.

If you try making this recipe, it's very important to start the gelatin in cold water. Stir it up, then let it sit for 5 minutes before you turn on the heat. Otherwise, you'll get gobby clumps of undissolved gelatin in your syrup that doesn't look very appetizing.

If you're a practicing Vegan and don't want to use gelatin, try looking for recipes that use Pectin. It's made from fruits.

The candies come out crystal clear, firm, don't stick to your fingers, and taste amazing. They are very sweet, but don't taste as sugar loaded as gummy bears. And while the texture is a little different than gummy bears as well, in my opinion these might be better and actually more addictive.

I originally made my silicone mold with a 2 part mix from a special effects supply company. I used real LEGO bricks set on a LEGO base, and built a makeshift retaining wall with bricks and play-dough. I don't plan to make a tutorial on how to make the mold, but I want to do a video on how to make a silicone mold in general. It's amazing to see how much detail the silicone can transfer to the final gummy products. If you look closely at my candies you can even see the little “LEGO” text on top of the gummy LEGO studs.

To make sour gummies, we often add citric acid. They are incredible! But if you don't have citric acid, try taking SFHandyman's suggestion and add vitamin C. The citric and ascorbic acids in the vitamins sour them the same way, which actually makes them taste just as great, and enriches them with vitamin C as well.

Translate the following words and expressions into Hungarian.

1. edible

2. recipe

3. stir it up

4. let it sit

5. to gobble  something up

6. brick

7. citric acid

8. appetizing

9. feedback

10.to experiment

Key:

1. ehető

2. recept

3. keverd meg

4. hagyd állni

5. felfalni

6. lego elem

7. citromsav

8. étvágygerjesztő

9. visszajelzés

10. kísérletezni

Vocabulary

edible

ehető

stackable

egymásra rakható, összeépíthető

recipe

recept

homemade

otthon elkészíthető

DIY (Do It Yourself)

Csináld magad!

step-by-step

lépésről lépésre

to make your dreamscome true

valóra váltani az álmaidat

ingredient

hozzávaló

mold

öntőforma

the cherry on top

a hab a tortán

corn syrup

kukoricaszirup (édesítésre)

to bite

harapni

to research

kutatni

commercially

ahogy a kereskedelemben kapható

from scratch

alapanyagokból, a „semmiből’elkészített

to make people look twice

hogy felfigyeljenek rá az emberek

instantly

azonnal

to stumble across

véletlenül ráakadni

to experiment

kísérletezni

off and on

újra és újra

feedback

visszajelzés

to gobble something up

felfalni valamit

to smooth out

kisimítani, harmonizálni

to stir up

összekeverni

to let it sit

állni hagyni

gobby clumps

összeállt darabok

undissolved

fel nem oldódott

appetizing

étvágygerjesztő

vegan

vegán

makeshift

hevenyészett

retaining wall

elválasztó fal

brick

lego elem

play-dough

gyurma

stud

lego elem köralakú kidudorodó része

citric acid

citromsav

to enrich

gazdagítani

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