Ill cut to the point here, and Ill explain much more about the health benefits of gelatin tomorrow, but I invented fruit snacks made out of wine yesterday (at least in my mind I invented themmaybe it has been done before?). They were amazing. So, I refined the recipe a little, and made them again today… and they were even more amazing!
Wine Fruit Snacks Wine Gummy Bears (or Heartswhatever shape you want to make them!)
1 cup wine
4 Tbsp gelatin (I always use this kind)
1/2 tsp stevia (optional)
2 -4 Tbsp maple syrup (I always use Grade B, but any kind will work)
Also, you can double or triple thisit works just the same!
In a saucepan, warm the wine on low heat. I put a thermometer in it and made sure it didnt go much above 90 degrees. Wine boils at 159 degrees F, and so I definitely wanted to keep it well below that so the alcohol wouldnt burn off. You dont need a thermometer though, just keep it on the lowest heat and dont take your time with the process. Add the gelatin one Tbsp at a time, and stir very well before adding more. I stirred the gelatin/wine with a whisk and the white wine version got very frothy. This is ok! It still works, and the froth gels toobut if you want your gummies not to have a little froth on the bottom, you can scoop it off. After the gelatin has completely dissolved, add the other ingredients. Taste the mixture after adding each oneyoull have to use your taste buds as a gauge for how much sweetener to add! I added 2 Tbsp maple syrup to each of my batches of gummies today (a pinot noir and a dry riesling). Also keep in mind that the more sweetener you add, the less youll taste the flavor of the wine! In my mind, these should be a little less sweet than a regular gummy bearthey are for grown-ups after all! …Sweeter gummies get eaten faster for me, and portion control is necessary for theseto avoid getting drunk
Once your mixture is ready, either use a spoon to fill a mold or dump the whole batch into a pan (for square cut gummies). Ive done it both waysand although the hearts are pretty, Ill make the square ones if theyre just for me (easier).
Put them in the fridge to set. You dont have to do this, but it speeds up the process. Theyll be the texture of Jello jigglers pretty quicklygo ahead and eat them this way if you want to. But I recommend waiting! They get better! In fact, I recommend that you let them chill for at least 2-3 hours. They really do become the texture of gummy bears. I keep them in the fridge, but you dont have to if you want to pack them up and take them to a party. They wont un-gel.
If you like wine gummies, youll love margarita gummies too! Click here for the recipe.
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