Shamrock Gummies

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Easy, chewy shamrock gummies will be the star of your Saint Patricks Day party – these fun, chewy candy are simple enough to make with kids and make for a great festive treat!

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Easy Homemade Shamrock Gummies

Making homemade chewy gummies is a great activity to do with your kids – these candies are less sweet than store-bought candy, have less sugar, and are customizable – you can use apple sauce or other fruit sauces, and you can add in other flavors as you’d like!

We’re rolling these gummies in granulated sugar and cutting them in a shamrock shape to give a fun and festive Saint Patricks Day vibe – they are so fun for classroom parties, leprechaun treats, and more!

Check out my web story (that includes video) about these easy and yummy gummies!

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How To Make Shamrock Gummies

To make homemade gummies, you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce – applesauce gives a light fruit flavor without being overly sweet. You can use other fruit sauces too!
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar – we will use sugar to sweeten fruit candy as well as roll them in for a finished appearance.
  • 2 3 oz boxes of lime Jell-O – lime jello gives us a bright, bold green color and nice flavor. You can use other flavors if you like, but for a shamrock green, we prefer lime.
  • 2 packs of unflavored gelatin – unflavored gelatin helps provide structure for fruit chews and gives them a bouncy, chewy texture.

Use the Following Method

  • Pour all the ingredients into a saucepan.
  • Mix together over medium to high heat. Stir until it reaches a boil.
  • Boil for one minute.
  • Remove from heat and add to a 13×9 pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the pan into the refrigerator and chill for 2 hours or until set.
  • Dip the cookie cutter in sugar to help avoid sticking.
  • Cut out the shamrocks and then roll them in a bowl of sugar. Set aside a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Repeat until there is no more room to cut out shamrocks.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, enjoy!
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Tips and Tricks to Perfect Shamrock Gummies

Mix up the color. This recipe can easily be changed to make gummies for other holidays besides St. Patrick’s Day. Add some red for Christmas with an ornament cutter or red, white, and blue streaked for the 4th of July!

FAQs

How long do homemade gummies last?

Homemade gummies last for up to two weeks when stored in an airtight container.

Can I add other ingredients into homemade gummies?

There are lots of adult additives you can add to homemade gummies – but as we’re recommending these for kids, we won’t be adding information on that in this post. You can use this recipe as a base with your own information on additives.

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If you’re looking for more inspiration for Saint Patricks Day, check out some of our favorite recipes and ideas below – like our The Best Irish Potato Pancakes Ever, St. Patricks Day Dipped Oreos, Homemade Lucky Charms Treats Recipe, Irish Cream White Russian Cocktail Recipe and more!

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Shamrock Gummies

Shamrock gummies are a fun, delicious homemade fruit snack perfect to celebrate Saint Patricks Day with your kids!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, dessert, fruit chews, gummies, jello, no bake, saint patricks day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 50 gummies
Calories 83kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups applesauce
  • 2 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 6 oz lime Jell-O
  • 2 packs of unflavored gelatin

Instructions

  • Pour all the ingredients into a saucepan. Mix together over medium to high heat. Stir until it reaches a boil. Boil for one minute.
  • Remove from heat and add to a 13×9 pan lined with parchment paper. Place the pan into the refrigerator and chill for 2 hours or until set.
  • Dip the cookie cutter in sugar to help avoid sticking. Cut out the shamrocks and then roll them in a bowl of sugar. Set aside a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat until there is no more room to cut out shamrocks.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 2gummies | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 20g

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