How to Prepare Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe: Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe

Gummy bears are small and chewy fruit candies popular with kids and adults. These sweet candies are usually made with sugar, corn syrup, water, food colouring, flavourings, and gelatin that makes that chewy texture. Chamoy is a Mexican condiment made of dried chillies, lime juice, and fruits, usually mango, apricot, or plum. It comes in paste or powdered form and depending on how it’s made, chamoy can be a sweet, salty, and spicy tart candy or sauce

Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe

Chamoy can be used as a dipping powder for lollipops and hard candies, and as a liquid or sauce to be squeezed out of a packet and on fresh fruits. Chamoy is also frequently used as a powder to coat gummies. If you want to try a combination of spicy and fruity candy treats then this quick and easy recipe is perfect for you. Here’s a recipe on how to make Gummy Bear Chamoy.

What are the Ingredients of the Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

For this Gummy Bear Chamoy recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup apricot jam
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chilli pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups gummy bears
  • 2 tablespoons Tajin

How to Make Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe

1. Prepare the Chamoy Sauce

To prepare the chamoy sauce, you need to add the apricot jam, fresh lime juice, crushed red pepper, ancho chilli powder, and salt to a blender. Blend the mixture on medium speed until the chamoy’s consistency becomes smooth.

2. Add Chamoy, Tajin, and Gummy Bears Together

In a large mixing bowl, combine ⅓ of the chamoy sauce with the tajin and gummy bears. Mix the ingredients thoroughly with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Ensure that the gummy bears are thoroughly coated.

3. Add Gummies to Baking Tray

Line a baking tray with parchment paper then pour your gummy bears onto the baking sheet. You can sprinkle the gummy bears with tajin if desired.

4. Wait for the Gummy Bears’ Coating to Dry

Let the gummy bears dry for 2 hours at room temperature to allow the gummy bears to absorb the chamoy. This will make them less sticky. Serve the chamoy gummy bears.

Should you put the Chamoy Sauce in the Fridge?

Yes. Store your leftover chamoy sauce in an airtight jar and put it inside the fridge for them to last at least 2 to 3 months.

Can you use Store-Bought Chamoy Sauce for Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

Yes. Chamoy sauce can be bought in some grocery stores, online shops, and most Mexican markets.

What Tools are Required to Make a Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

The equipment you need to make Gummy Bear Chamy are:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Blender
  • A rubber spatula or Wooden spoon
  • Baking Tray
  • Parchment paper

What to Consider while Making Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe

It is best to store the chamoy gummy bears in a cool and dry location such as the pantry cabinet as the heat can melt the gummies. Also, the gummies should not be put inside the fridge because they become hard and will lose their texture. For best results, eat the gummy bears within 5 days, as some of the liquid will begin to release and will make your gummies stickier. 

How Long Does It Take to Prepare Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

It would take you a total of 20 minutes to make Gummy Bear Chamoy including the preparation time. The time it would take for the chamoy coated gummy bears to set at room temperature is at least 2 hours.

Is It Easy to Make Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

Yes, because you don’t need to cook anything from the ingredients, and the gummy bears can be store-bought.

How Many Servings is a Recipe of Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

This recipe of Gummy Bear Chamoy is equal to 8 servings.

What is the Origin of Chamoy?

Chamoy is a Mexican condiment made from pickled fruit. The origin of chamoy is uncertain. The first hypothesis is that it was introduced to Mexico by Filipino immigrants from 1565 to 1815. In the Philippines, chamoy is called “champoy”. Another hypothesis is that chamoy was introduced by Chinese workers in Hawaii, but how it was introduced to Mexico is unknown. The third hypothesis is that it was introduced by a Japanese immigrant to Mexico who produced chamoy by using a pickled apricot. 

What does Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe Taste Like?

Gummy Bear Chamoy tastes sweet, salty, with a little bit of heat but the gummy bears make this recipe more on the sweeter side.

Which Extra Flavors are Compatible with Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

Chamoy particularly tastes great with fresh fruits such as mangoes, pineapples, apples, peaches, apricots, and plums. Aside from regular gummy bears, chamoy also goes well with sour gummies. Chamoy can sauce can also be paired with savoury dishes such as chicken, corn, and fish.

What are the Other Recipes like Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

If you love this Gummy bear Chamoy recipe, you can try these easy chamoy recipes too!

1. Chamoy Peach Rings

Add gummy peach rings, tajin, liquid chamoy to a bowl and mix by hand. Once gummies are fully coated, line them in a baking sheet with aluminium foil, and pour them gummies onto the tray. Spread them out so they won’t overlap with each other. Wait 2 hours before serving for them to be dry enough to eat.

2.  Chamoyada Margarita

In a cocktail shaker, combine mango juice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and shake until mixed. Combine salt, chilli powder, and lime zest in a small bowl. Spread mixture onto a plate. Run a lime around the glass to moisten, then press the rim of the glass into the mixture. Drizzle one tablespoon of chamoy into the base of the glass and swirl to coat. Fill the glass with crushed ice then pour in margarita mixture. Drizzle a small amount of chamoy over the drink and garnish with lime.

Where to Buy Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe

Gummy Bear Chamoy treats can be bought in your local candy stores. Some brands also sell them on Amazon and in Walmart. Here are some brands that sell Gummy Bear Chamoy:

  • Alamo Candy Gummy Bears by Alamo Candy: $24.74 on Amazon, $13.78 on Walmart
  • Juicy Chamoy Gummy Bears by Two Nutty Brothers: out of stock on Amazon and Walmart
  • Diablo Chamoy Chili Seasoned Gummy Bears by MexiCrate: $28.99 on Amazon and $29.99 in Walmart (12 pack)

Does ZenBears produce Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

No. Currently, Zenbears don’t produce gummy bear chamoy, but you can check their website for other Zenbears products and easy-to-do gummy bear recipes.

Can I Use ZenBears CBD Gummies for Gummy Bear Chamoy Recipe?

No. We don’t recommend you to use Zenbears CBD Gummies in making Gummy Bear Chamoy treats as they contain large amounts of CBD and can be unhealthy to consume in large amounts.