Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear Recipe

This recipe will tell you how to make Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear. This gummy bear is tasty, sweet and delectable. It is also a healthier and more adult alternative to regular chocolate-covered gummy bears.

Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears Recipe

What are the Ingredients of Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

The ingredients of dark chocolate-covered gummy bears are :

  • 2 cups of dark chocolate chips from any brand of your choice/ 170 grams dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 package (4 ounces) of large gummy bears 
  • 1 tablespoon of heavy cream 

What Steps should be followed to make Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

The steps to produce dark chocolate gummy bears are listed down below. 

  1. The first step is to heat your dark chocolate source.  Firstly, place your dark chocolate source in a microwave-safe bowl, then microwave it for 1 minute until chocolate is melted. You can also opt to heat your dark chocolate source through other means such as using a bain marie or melting it over a saucepan. Please don’t let the dark chocolate burn.
  2. Second, stir your chocolate as you add 1 tablespoon of heavy cream in small amounts until the heavy cream has fully been integrated into the mixture. After that, stir the mixture until its texture is smooth.
  3. For the third step, you will assemble your dark chocolate covered gummy bears. You can insert a toothpick in your gummy bear and then dip it into the melted dark chocolate. Make sure it is fully covered. After the bear has been fully coated in the dark chocolate mixture, then put it on a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. 
  4. Lastly, place your sheet of dark chocolate covered gummy bears inside the refrigerator to cool down and for its exterior to harden. Chill it there for an hour or two. 

What Cooking Techniques are Used for the Recipe of Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

The techniques used to make Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear are:

  • Melting chocolate over heat 
  • Mixing the chocolate with heavy cream
  • Covering the gummy bears in the chocolate mixture
  • Refrigerating the chocolate covered gummy bear

Overall, the culinary techniques used in the recipe are generally simple and easy to follow. 

What Tools are Required to Make a Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

The tools required to make a Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear are:

  • A microwave-safe bowl
  • A microwave/bain-marie/saucepan
  • A long spoon/whisk 
  • A toothpick

What to Consider while Making Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear

When making a Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear, be mindful of the temperature you use to melt the dark chocolate. It should not be too hot so that the dark chocolate would easily burn. 

In addition, you should also be mindful of how you add your wet ingredients to the melted dark chocolate mixture. If you put all of the heavy cream at once, it will be harder to mix it. 

How Long does It Take to Prepare Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

This recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare. It will also depend on the way you will melt your dark chocolate covered gummy bear; using a bain-marie or a stovetop will take longer. 

Is It Easy to Make Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

Yes, it is easy to make a dark chocolate gummy bear because its ingredients are few and very accessible, and the culinary techniques used in its recipe are very simple, basic and easy to follow. Another benefit to the ease of making dark chocolate-covered gummy bears is that their preparation time is short – 10 minutes. 

How Many Servings is Recipe of Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

This recipe for Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear can yield up to 4 servings. For those who wish to serve more than 4 people, you can opt to double the number of ingredients. 

What does Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear Taste Like?

Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear is a gummy bear fully covered in chilled and hardened melted dark chocolate; it has a bittersweet taste and cold and hard mouthfeel at first but once you bite it, you will taste fruity notes from the gummy bear. Overall, it will be highly similar to the flavour profile of dark chocolate covered strawberry due to its dark chocolate covering and fruity flavour note although Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear will be chewier and a bit sour. 

 Its two main ingredients are dark chocolate and gummy bear. 

  • Dark chocolate – Dark chocolate has a more bitter and less sweet taste than its regular counterpart. Dark chocolate has a more pronounced chocolate taste than milk chocolate as it does not contain milk solids. 
  • Gummy bear – Gummy bears are chewy, small and their flavours are sweet-sour, depending on the individual flavour you get. The majority of gummy bears have fruity flavours. The most common gummy bear flavours are cherry, tangerine and lime. 

Is Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear Suitable for Children?

No, Covered Gummy Bears is not suitable for children because of their dark chocolate content and because gummy bears are a choking hazard.

Dark chocolate contains caffeine, which can make toddlers feel quite restless and can upset their stomachs. In addition, what makes it harmful to children is because it is a source of refined sugars, which can also upset the stomachs of very small children. 

On the other hand, gummy bears are a choking hazard, especially for very small children. They also contain a high amount of sugar. If ingested in very large dosages for children, it can upset their stomachs. 

Is Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear Healthy?

Yes, Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears are healthy because of their high dark chocolate content. 

Dark chocolate has been touted as the healthiest of the chocolates; a 1 oz serving of 70 to 85 percent dark chocolate has around 170 calories, 12 g of fat, and 2 g of protein. Recent studies suggest that dark chocolate can help lower the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation and insulin resistance, and improve brain function. 

Its other main ingredient, gummy bears, are less healthy than chocolate. Gummy bears are primarily sugar. Its health benefits are minimal and it will depend on the type of gummy bear you eat, as some gummy bears have ingredients that are allergens such as peanut or even ingredients that are bad at high dosages such as corn syrup.

Can Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear be Eaten after a workout?

Yes, you can eat Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears after a workout. The rationale for this is because Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears are a good source of fast-digesting carbs which help you bounce back in energy after a workout. According to Dr Jim Stoppiani, it is ideal that you eat fast-digesting carbs after a workout so you can quickly replenish the energy you burned during your workout. 

Which Flavors are Compatible with Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

The flavours compatible with Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear are:

  • Vanilla ice cream – Vanilla ice cream is relatively sweet but plain. The plainness of the vanilla ice cream is what makes it such a perfect “blank canvas” for toppings to put on. Adding Dark Chocolate Gummy Bear will help spice its plain taste up and its texture will complement the ice cream. 
  • Apricots – They are generally very tart, sweet and have a firm texture. It is easy to bite through easily. Its sweetness and texture will pair well with Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears, due to the fruity notes that come from the Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears and its contrasting textures. The gummy bears will also not overpower the apricots. 

What are the Other Recipes Like Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

Other recipes like Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear are frozen Gummy Bears in Ice Cream and Chocolate-Covered Bananas.  

What are the Differences Between Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear and Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear?

The only and big difference between dark Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear and Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear is that Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear uses dark chocolate. Regular Chocolate Covered Gummy Bear uses regular milk chocolate for its coating. 

Other than that, both recipes have the same serving size, same preparation methods and same preparation time. 

Dark Chocolate (which is present in Dark Chocolate Gummy Bear) contains caffeine and is considered by doctors to be healthier than its regular counterpart. Dark chocolate is also characterized by its bitter and less sweet taste. Newer studies have indicated that the benefits of dark chocolate are that it may help lower the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, insulin resistance, and improve brain function. It also contains less sugar than regular chocolate. A 1 oz serving of 70 to 85 percent dark chocolate has been estimated to have around 170 calories, 12 g of fat, and 2 g of protein.

Meanwhile, 1 oz of milk chocolate contains 153 calories and 8 g of fat. It has a bit more calcium (54 mg) than dark chocolate and this small amount also contains iron. 

Where to Buy Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears

You can buy Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears in nearby candy stores and online through Amazon and eBay. 

Does ZenBears produce Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears?

No, ZenBears does not produce Dark Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears. 

Can I Cover ZenBears CBD Gummy Bears with Chocolate?

Yes, you can cover ZenBearsCBD Gummy Bears with Chocolate but we advise you not to, due to its CBD content.