Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vodka Soaked Gummy Bears - Part 1

Ages ago I read how you could make "adult" gummy bears by soaking the bears in vodka. (If I could remember where I first read about it I would link to it but alas I cannot.) Now that I'm on a rare break from being pregnant I decided to give it a try. The bears take a couple of days to make so I started them today so that I could bring them with me to my family's Thanksgiving potluck. Oh, don't worry, I'm also bringing mashed potatoes and gravy and pie. I do have a tiny bit of class.

The gummy bears are easy to make. The ingredients are:

Gummy bears

I'm not specifying the amount because that's up to you. Make as few or as many bears as you like.

How you do it:

Put the gummy bears in a bowl. Pour enough vodka over them to just cover the bears. Cover the container and put it in the fridge. Sit back and let the magic happen.

My bears have been soaking for about 6 hours so far and they've already soaked up a fair amount of vodka. I was worried they would simply melt into mush but so far they have not. I tested one (FOR SCIENCE!) and you can definitely taste vodka yet the bear still has it's expected texture. I'll be curious to see how these turn out and I'll be curious to see how they go over when I bring them to Thanksgiving. I'll let you know how it goes!