How To Make Chamoy Gummy Bears

How To Make Chamoy Gummy Bears

If you are looking for a unique candy recipe, you will want to know how to make chamoy gummy bears. Flavorful and fun, they are a wonderful treat to serve at any party. They are the perfect combination of spicy and fruity that makes for delicious candy.

The combination of the sweet gummy bears with the savory and spicy chamoy creates a wonderful flavor balance. The gummies are simple to prepare and require no prior baking experience. Their unique flavor makes them a popular choice among many candy lovers.

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What is Chamoy?

Chamoy is a Mexican condiment that comes in the form of dried fruit, sauce, or candy. It is made from salted pickled sour fruits such as apricots or plums. The pickled fruit is then seasoned with various spices and chiles.

Depending on how it is made, chamoy can be salty, sweet, sour, and spicy. Typically, it ranges from a liquid to paste consistency, though it can come in other forms. It is most popular in the form of a sauce.

Sometime between the 16th and 19th, chamoy arrived in Mexico from Chinese immigrants. Though the exact origin is unknown, it became a common topping for various traditional Mexican dishes, as well as snacks. As time went on, Mexicans adapted chamoy and it became a popular sauce.

Today, chamoy is commonly used as a hot sauce for street food vendors. However, it is gaining popularity in some fine dining establishments. Typically, it is paired with mangos, cucumber, esquites and mangonada at street food vendors.

Another popular way to serve chamoy is with candy.  There is a variety of chamoy candy treats including lollipops, gummies, candy powder and liquid candy. In addition, it is also popularly served with popsicles, shaved ice, sherbert, fruit, and even ice cream.

What You Will Need

Ingredients

  • 1 cup apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups gummies
  • 2 tablespoons Tajin

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon or rubber spatula
  • Baking Tray
  • Parchment paper

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Step by Step Instructions

Step One: Make the Chamoy Sauce

Add the apricot jam, fresh lime juice, crushed red pepper, ancho chile powder and salt to a blender. Blend the mixture on medium speed until the chamoy reaches a smooth consistency.

Step Two: Combine Chamoy, Tajin, and Gummy Bears

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/3 cup of the chamoy sauce with the gummy bears and tajin. Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to mix the ingredients, ensuring the gummies are thoroughly coated.

Step Three: Add Gummies to Baking Tray

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Carefully pour your gummies out onto the baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle gummies with an additional tablespoon of Tajin.

Add Gummies to Baking Tray

Step Four: Let the Coating Dry

Let the gummies dry at room temperature for around two hours. This will allow the chamoy to soak into the gummies, helping to make them less sticky. Serve chamoy gummies in a bowl and enjoy.

Servings and Preparation Time

Servings and Preparation Time - Chamoy Gummies

Tips and Tricks on How to Make Chamoy Gummy Bears

Store leftover chamoy sauce in an airtight jar in the fridge. When properly stored, it should be able to last two to three months at least.

Instead of making your own chamoy sauce from scratch, you can also use store-bought. Chamoy can be found in some specialty grocery stores, online, and in most Mexican markets. Tajin may be hard to find as well, but you can also get it online or at a Mexican market.

In addition to your gummies, you can serve it on fruit, tortilla chips, ice cream, popsicles, or whatever you would like. Chamoy sauce particularly tastes great with fresh fruits such as mango, pineapple, apples, peaches, apricots, and plums.

Tips and Tricks on How to Make Chamoy Gummy Bears

It also tastes great when served with hard candies and you can even use it to make candy apples. In addition to regular gummies, it goes well with sour, mango, and peach rings. Chamoy can even pair well with savory dishes such as corn, fish, and chicken.

Store your chamoy gummies in an airtight container for up to two weeks. However, for best results, eat the gummies within five days. After five days, some of the liquid may begin to release from the gummies, making them extra sticky.

Gummies do not do well in the fridge or freezer, so keep them at room temperature. When they are cold, they become hard and lose their desirable texture. It is best to store them in a pantry, cabinet, or in a candy jar on the counter.

Be sure to store them in a cool, dry location out of the sun. Heat can melt the gummies, creating a sticky mess that can be hard to clean up. In addition, humidity can ruin the texture of gummies as well.

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How To Make Chamoy Gummy Bears

If you are looking for a unique candy recipe, you will want to know how to make chamoy gummy bears. Flavorful and fun, they are a wonderful treat to serve at any party. They are the perfect combination of spicy and fruity that makes for delicious candy.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How To Make Chamoy Gummy Bears
Servings: 8
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon or rubber spatula
  • Baking Tray
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups gummies
  • 2 tablespoons Tajin

Instructions

  • Make the Chamoy Sauce - Add the apricot jam, fresh lime juice, crushed red pepper, ancho chile powder and salt to a blender. Blend the mixture on medium speed until the chamoy reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Combine Chamoy, Tajin, and Gummy Bears - In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/3 cup of the chamoy sauce with the gummy bears and tajin. Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to mix the ingredients, ensuring the gummies are thoroughly coated.
  • Add Gummies to Baking Tray - Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Carefully pour your gummies out onto the baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle gummies with an additional tablespoon of Tajin.
  • Let the Coating Dry - Let the gummies dry at room temperature for around two hours. This will allow the chamoy to soak into the gummies, helping to make them less sticky. Serve chamoy gummies in a bowl and enjoy.

Notes

Store leftover chamoy sauce in an airtight jar in the fridge. When properly stored, it should be able to last two to three months at least.
Instead of making your own chamoy sauce from scratch, you can also use store-bought. Chamoy can be found in some specialty grocery stores, online, and in most Mexican markets. Tajin may be hard to find as well, but you can also get it online or at a Mexican market.
In addition to your gummies, you can serve it on fruit, tortilla chips, ice cream, popsicles, or whatever you would like. Chamoy sauce particularly tastes great with fresh fruits such as mango, pineapple, apples, peaches, apricots, and plums.
It also tastes great when served with hard candies and you can even use it to make candy apples. In addition to regular gummies, it goes well with sour, mango, and peach rings. Chamoy can even pair well with savory dishes such as corn, fish, and chicken.
Store your chamoy gummies in an airtight container for up to two weeks. However, for best results, eat the gummies within five days. After five days, some of the liquid may begin to release from the gummies, making them extra sticky.
Gummies do not do well in the fridge or freezer, so keep them at room temperature. When they are cold, they become hard and lose their desirable texture. It is best to store them in a pantry, cabinet, or in a candy jar on the counter.
Be sure to store them in a cool, dry location out of the sun. Heat can melt the gummies, creating a sticky mess that can be hard to clean up. In addition, humidity can ruin the texture of gummies as well.
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Delicious and Easy Chamoy Gummies

Learning how to make chamoy gummies makes for a unique and fun snack. They are a great balance of spicy and sweet flavors, with a lovely chewy consistency. They are super simple to make and require no prior baking experience, plus you can use any leftover sauce for other dishes as well.

These gummies are great for serving at any party, especially in the summertime. They also make a great party favor to send your guests home with. They are a wonderful treat for anyone who loves a bit of spice, as the combination of the chamoy and Tajin gives the gummies a kick.

In addition to gummies, you can add chamoy sauce to many different foods. It is a versatile condiment that compliments both sweet and savory foods. It is particularly good when drizzled on fruit, candy, corn, and shaved ice.

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