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!
One 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!
To 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.
Put 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.
Allow 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.
Place the chocolate covered gummy bears on a parchment covered baking sheet.
Finish 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.
One 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!”