I am making homemade gummy bears and I cannot prevent the sugar coating from melting way into a puddle of watered sugar? I tried drying the gummy bears for a day but it still melts away.

  • Under what conditions are you drying them for a day? An answer under cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/11131/… mentions a "drying room" in a commercial setup, where they also stay for a day, but I suspect they will have controlled humidity levels there.
    – rumtscho
    May 20 '19 at 11:54
  • Are you coating with caster sugar, granulated, or confectioner's?
    – myklbykl
    Mar 26 '20 at 18:18
  • I've recently bought commercial jellies whose sugar coating started melting together on a hot day. Could be storage related as well / instead of prep Apr 22 at 8:31

It is probably worth providing a recipe for what you're doing, but what about rolling them in a mix if iceing sugar and cornflour


you just have to decrease the moisture content in your gummy bears recipe. the gummy bears must not be much sticky when they come out of the mould.



You may need more gelatin in your recipe (or less water). You can also try a hair dryer to dry them completely.

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