Kids will adore these Lego-shaped gummies, and they are so easy to put together in a slow-cooker. Use them to decorate cakes and sweets, as party favors, or just to eat on their own.
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Recently, we threw a joint birthday party for my now 7 year old and 5 year old. Their birthdays are a week apart, and they’ve enjoyed combined birthday parties every year of their collective lives so far. I don’t think they know any better, so we’ll keep this gig up as long as we can. 🙂
Because, honestly, I don’t love party planning. All the pressure to get everything picture perfect, keep all the sugar-injected little ones entertained, and the massive pre-party clean-the-house rampage is just not my thing.
Which is why I absolutely loved how easy and fun the birthday cake was this year.
The boys had so much fun helping me make the Lego-shaped gummies. And it was a huge plus that we could use the gummies as party favors too.
And did I mention how easy the recipe is?
By using a slow cooker, you can use glass jars (or whatever you have on hand that will stand up to the heat of a slow cooker) to melt several different colored mixes. The whole heating up process is pretty much hands off until it’s time to pour the liquid into silicone molds. And that’s it!
Like I said, easy, right?!
I ended up cutting several of the Lego “bricks” into smaller bricks. The mold I used made 4×2 bricks, but I easily cut them into 2×2 bricks, 4×1 bricks, 1×2 bricks, and even 1×1 bricks.
What You’ll Need to Get Started
- glass jars (such as mason jars), one for each color you want to make
- a slow cooker
- Lego-shaped silicone molds
- I also used these Lego Mini-figure silicone shapes as my cake topper
- The gummies recipe below 🙂
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Lego-Shaped Gummies in a Slow Cooker
These Lego-shaped gummies are so easy to put together, and kids love them! Use them to decorate sweets and cakes, as party favors, or just enjoy them on their own.
- one 3 oz. box JELL-O gelatin dessert (or any brand you like)
- one 1 oz. box Knox unflavored gelatin (or any brand you like) (4 envelopes)
- 1/2 cup water
- one Lego-shaped silicone mold
In one glass jar, mix together the flavored gelatin (1 box) with the unflavored gelatin (4 envelopes).
Add the water to the mixture and stir well.
Place the jar in the slow cooker, and fill the cooker up with water all around the jar, just until the water level is the same as the mixture level in the jar.
If you want to make additional flavors/colors, repeat the mixture process in additional glass jars. Put all the glass jars into the slow cooker at the same time.
Turn the slow cooker on high. Placing the lid on the slow cooker will speed up the heating process, but it's not necessary. As the water heats up, the mixture will slowly begin to melt. At first, the consistency will be very thick and cloudy. After about 30 minutes or so, the liquid will start to become clear and runny. Give it a good stir every now and then to get a feel for how runny the mixture is.
Once the mixture has become clear and runny, carefully pour into your silicone mold.
Let the mold sit for about 30 minutes to 1 hour to set completely. You can also put the mold in the fridge to speed up setting time.
The gummies should easily pop right out of the mold once they have set completely.
Note: The ingredients listed are enough to fill about one silicone mold. If you want additional colors/gummies, repeat the recipe in additional jars.
There were plenty of gummies left over, so I bagged those up into party favor bags for our guests.
By the way, you can grab a free copy of the template I made for these “Thanks for Coming” party tags HERE! I think you will love them! 😉
Here’s a little preview of some of the ways I’ve embellished the templates:
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