Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears Recipe

Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears are a combination of fruity gummy bears and creamy milk chocolate. It’s like a chewy version of chocolate covered strawberries!

Chocolate Covered Gummy BearsOne of my best friend’s husbands loves gummy bears and it has become a fun joke among friends. He eats them plain, puts them on his ice cream and shells out a hefty sum to buy chocolate covered gummy bears. Now, he is trying to spread his chocolate covered gummy bear love as far and wide as possible. So far, he has won over his wife and now my other best friend. She says that she now loves chocolate covered gummy bears more than she loves chocolate covered strawberries. Another friend’s husband has jumped on the bandwagon too. So, this post is for my good friends because your friendship lights up my life. I will try to get some of these made for our upcoming ladies weekend!

ghirardelli chocolate Black Forest Gummy BearsTo make these chocolate covered gummy bears, I used Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips and Black Forest gummy bears. I have not tried dipping other brands of gummy bears. Since each brand has a different consistency, you might get different results with other brands.

How To Make Chocolate Coated Gummy BearsPut 1 cup milk chocolate chips and 1/2 tablespoon shortening in a small bowl. Microwave for 1 minutes at 50% power and then stir. Return to the microwave for another 30 seconds at 50% power and stir again. Continue heating chocolate in 15 second intervals at 50% power, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Dip Gummy BearsAllow the chocolate to cool a bit before dipping the gummy bears. If the chocolate is too hot the gummy bears will melt! Put several gummy bears into the chocolate and stir to coat. Remove the gummy bears one at a time with a fork making sure that the gummy bears are tipped on their side when you scoop them out. That way when the gummy bear can be tipped off of the fork onto its flat back.

Chocolate Dipped Gummy Bear IngredientsPlace the chocolate covered gummy bears on a parchment covered baking sheet.

Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears RecipeFinish dipping the desired amount of gummy bears, melting more chocolate as necessary. Then, place the baking sheet in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set.

Yummy Chocolate LabelsOne the chocolate has hardened, divide the chocolate covered gummy bears into small plastic bags. Put a strip of washi tape across the top of the bags and stamp with the word “YUMMY!”

Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup premium milk chocolate chips
  • ½ tablespoon shortening
  • 1 cup quality gummy bears
Instructions
  1. Put milk chocolate chips and shortening in a small bowl.
  2. Microwave for 1 minutes at 50% power and then stir.
  3. Return to the microwave for another 30 seconds at 50% power and stir again.
  4. Continue heating chocolate in 15 second intervals at 50% power, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  5. Put several gummy bears into the chocolate and stir to coat.
  6. Remove the gummy bears one at a time with a fork making sure that the gummy bears are tipped on their side when you scoop them out. That way when the gummy bear can be tipped off of the fork onto its flat back.
  7. Place the chocolate covered gummy bears on a parchment covered baking sheet.
  8. Finish dipping the desired amount of gummy bears, melting more chocolate as necessary.
  9. Place the baking sheet in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set.

Check out these chocolate covered treats:

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Comments

  1. Carolyn Balchin says

    so glad you had this recipe…my daughter LOVES cho. covered Gummy Bears !!!!! Can’t wait to make them for her ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank You Tonia

  2. Suzy says

    You guys are missing the boat on the best ones ever. Get the big cinnamon bears and dip those. They are addictive. My friends refer to them as crack!

  3. says

    Made these for a friend because she loves them! There not to my liking but it was fun making them for her:) only was a couple of dollars and all of 5-10 minutes to make. Thanks for posting this recipe for us to try

  4. Kaysha says

    For some reason my gummy bears just kept melting in the chocolate and making a big goopy mess which turned into chocolate frozen clumps with sweet gummy bear gloop inside :-s

    • Tonia says

      I’m sorry to hear that! I’ve made these on 3 separate occasions (once when I was at a friend’s house in another state using her kitchen/microwave/dishes/etc.) Could your chocolate be too hot. The chocolate only needs to be melted but not hot. Allow the chocolate to cool (but not harden) before dipping the gummy bears. What brand of gummy bears and chocolate are you using?

      • Kaysha says

        They definitely deserve a retry, haha. They taste okay even if a little squishy on the inside. It definitely could have been the brands, I used my favorite, Haribo gummy bears which could have been a little less resistant to the heat and Tollhouse chocolate. I shall try again tomorrow! Perhaps a good forewarning though, the gummies may turn to gummy guts if the chocolate is too hot! Making a stringy, gummy, chocolatey disaster in the bowl.

  5. says

    I love love love chocolate covered gummy bears! But I’ve found the best ones are the ones that are the clear gummy bears. I tried making my own years ago…huge disaster! You have to melt the chocolate but also make sure you don’t leave the bears in the hot chocolate too long because they melt!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Trish Butler says

    What a novel idea. My Grandbabies are all grown up, but my Great-grandbabies will love these. Thank You so much. Trish Butler

  7. says

    Oh my! These are my absolute treat! I actually order them from my milk man…well, I used to. I found that I’d eat the whole package by the end of the day! You made these look so super cute and gourmet-like! (Love your cute little packaging!)

  8. says

    Ok so I love gummy bears which is why I don’t buy them…..sadly enough I bought a five pound bag a few years ago and ate the whole thing in like 2 days. No joke. So they are off limits. But my daughters birthday was last week and I got her a small bag. I know she would love these as well!!

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