Gummy Bear Popsicles

Gummy Bear Popsicles. Photo by Cecilia Kennedy

In a land where gummy bears roam free, there’s a terrible rumor that sometimes, out of nowhere, a giant hand crashes through the sky and carries the yummy peaceful creatures off to terrifying deaths.  That’s why, when you reach into a bag of gummy bears, they all kind of stick together. Their strategy is to become such a gigantic mass that they couldn’t possibly all be eaten at once. Some might be able to escape and warn the others.  They are very clever, those gummy bears.  So, when I brought home a package of gummy bears, with the intention of making them into popsicles, I wasn’t sure they would cooperate with me.

“Relax,” I told them, when I stuck my hand inside the bag. “You’ll be fine.  I’m just going to let you play in some lemon-lime soda. You like sweet things, right?”

“Yes! Yes we do!” they replied.

“And swimming?”

“Oh, we love to swim!”

“Well, that’s just great. I have these tiny little trays here that I’ll fill with soda, and you can get in five or six at a time—and swim.”

And that’s exactly what they did.  They climbed into the little popsicle containers, and I filled up the compartments with lemon-lime soda.  Then. . .I think I heard them fizz and pop—and perhaps scream.  They kind of started to come apart a little bit. I wanted to help them. I really did, but I skewered them with a plastic stick and popped them in the freezer anyway.

They came out delightful and delicious—a kaleidoscope of fun colors.

The idea for freezing gummy bears and soda was something I saw on Facebook this week, so I’m certainly not the first one to stick candy or fruit (or anything really) into liquids that will later freeze.  But, compared to creating a starter dough or planting a garden, this project looked way less time-consuming. I’ve conquered enough scary things already—like laundry and the exercise room we’ve all been using in our house all at once. (I’ve caught myself yelling, “Just close the door! Just close the door! How many times have I told everyone to just close the door? It keeps the smell inside! Don’t let it out!”)

In any case, I went ahead and sampled the gummy bear popsicles. They froze in a few hours—just in time for dessert after dinner. Lemon-lime soda is good, but the Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks Team thought that a tropical pineapple/coconut juice would be even better.  Here are our reactions:

Me:  It tastes super sweet. A kid would love it.

Alex:  Definitely. I’m going back for another.

Nate:  You know, it’s not bad. It’s just the stupid thing we need right now.

So, there you have it:  Gummy bear popsicles:  just the stupid thing you need right now.

Your Turn:  When is then last time you treated yourself to dessert? What did you have?



29 thoughts on “Gummy Bear Popsicles

  1. Just the stupid thing we need right now is the best thing ever! It’s perfect! I’ve been having ice cream every night when the kids are in bed. Hubs said, “The kids aren’t going to get to have any of that. Why did you only buy one?” The answer, which I chose to keep to myself, was, “But then they still won’t get any, and I would have eaten two cartons.”

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  2. These are so cute! I never knew Gummy Bears liked to swim. I think I can hear the ones I keep in my draw squealing in delight at the idea. I eat these things way too much. I’m curious what they’ll be like in a popsicle, given that I can’t bite into them (it’s like nails on a chalkboard to even think of biting into an ice lolly). Definitely want to try this though, will add stick moulds to my shopping list! Enjoy the popsicles. Got anything else you’re thinking of taking for a swim? xx

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    1. Yum–I do enjoy frozen yogurt! Yes, this one would be hard on the teeth–and the dentist’s office is closed for me–and many others. I’m sure my dentist would gladly let me in for an emergency visit, but I really, really don’t need to have any emergencies right now. Stay safe:)

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  3. Looks delicious, I’m adding it to my list of random recipes collected during lock-down 🙂
    We treated ourselves to pancakes last night, with plenty of maple syrup, and we’ve got coconut ice cream in the fridge!

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    1. Pancakes sound really good! I saw a news article about how people are making “pancake cereal.” They’re making tiny, tiny pancakes and putting them in cereal bowls. Then, they pour syrup or fruit over them and eat the whole thing with a spoon. It looks both disgusting and wonderful at the same time!

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      1. I love pancakes, at a holiday village we often go to there’s a whole restaurant dedicated to them: Sweet, Savoury, even one with a fried breakfast on top 🙂
        Pancake cereal sounds intriguing!


  4. The Gummy Bear Murders. A fine title for your novel. Lol! They actually sound really good and would even be better in a ice cube form in a vodka cocktail, don’t you think? 😁🍸🐻🍭

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