Gummy bears are one of the greatest candies ever. Invented by German confectionary company Harbo in 1922—and originally lauded as the “dancing bear gummy”—gummy bears were a popular candy right from the start. Now, the adorable gummy treat is available in literally every size, color and flavor—and ABV.
First there were Champagne gummy bears, then came rummy bears (gummy bears soaked in rum), then bourbon bears. And now, we’re please to introduce you to DIY tequila gummy bears. These aren’t just gummies soaked in tequila, these are made from scratch. Don’t worry, if you can make Jello, you can make these bears. All you need is a gummy bear mold, which can easily be bought online, a bottle of tequila, agave syrup and gelatin. Be forewarned, they’re destined to be your new favorite candy treat.
Tequila Gummy Bears
Makes 100 bears
.5 cup tequila (we used blanco)
3 packets unflavored, powdered gelatin
1 tbsp agave syrup
1 tbsp water