Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears
These chocolate covered gummy bears are such a fun snack! The gummy bears are chewy and sweet while the chocolate coating is smooth and creamy. These chocolate gummy bears are so easy to make and great for any occasion!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These chocolate covered gummy bears take only 20 minutes to make!
- Only 3 ingredients required.
- They are a quick and easy snack and dessert.
- This recipe is great for both kids and adults.
- Use white chocolate for another fun idea!
- Milk chocolate, semisweet chocolate and dark chocolate are all great options.
- Depending on the gummy bears, this recipe can be gluten free, dairy free, and Vegan.
- Check out these Vegan Double Chocolate Truffles for another great idea.
- If you have leftover melted chocolate, try this Chocolate Covered Orange!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Use your favorite brand of gummy bears. Softer gummy bears are best. These photos have Whole Foods 365 gummy bears, but use your favorite. Gummy works can also be used if desired. See below for allergy friendly options.
Melted chocolate chips provide the chocolate coating. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and semi sweet chocolate can be used. As long as the chocolate chips melt easily, any variety will work. White chocolate sometimes does not melt quite as well, but could provide another option.
A little bit of coconut oil smooths out the chocolate. In addition, the coconut oil helps the chocolate coating stay chilled. Coconut oil is firm when cold, so it keeps the coating firm when chilled. Refined coconut oil has no flavor whereas unrefined coconut oil has a slight coconut flavor.
What Are Gummy Bears?
Gummy bears are fruit flavored soft candies. They are made in many different flavors, colors, and shapes. These small candies are chewy, sticky, and sweet.
They are commonly made with gelatin. Gummy bears originated in Germany and were first commonly known in the 1920s. Haribo began making their signature gummy bears in 1920.
Gluten Free Gummy Bears
Many gummy bears are made with ingredients containing wheat. Oftentimes, glucose syrup is used which traces back to wheat. Unfortunately, this is not safe for those who are Celiac and gluten free.
Thankfully there are several brands that make gluten free bears. As always, double check ingredient labels to be sure they are gluten free. If they are not certified gluten free, there is a chance of cross contamination.
Here are some brands that make gluten free gummy bears.
Scrummy Gummy (also sugar free, Keto and low carb)
Vegan Gummy Bears
Almost all gummy bears are made with gelatin, which helps them stay compact. Gelatin is derived from animals, so many gummy bears are not suitable for Vegans.
Here are some brands that make Vegan gummy bears.
Project 7 (also low carb and Keto friendly)
Taste & Texture
These chocolate covered gummy bears are sweet and chocolaty! The taste will largely depend on the flavor of gummy used.
The gummy bears are sticky and chewy. The chocolate coating is smooth and creamy.
How to Make
First, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth and creamy. If needed, microwave another 10 to 15 seconds to get it fully melted.
Add gummy bears, about 10 at a time, to the melted chocolate mixture. Use a spoon to fully coat gummy bears in chocolate.
Use a slotted spoon to remove covered gummy bears from chocolate mixture, allowing excess chocolate to drip off. Place gummy bears on parchment lined pan.
Repeat process for all gummy bears.
Place pan in fridge for at least 15 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Finally, serve!
Expert Tips & Tricks
Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil until fully smooth and creamy.
Use slotted spoon to help remove gummy bears from chocolate mixture onto parchment lined pan.
Allow gummy bears to chill until chocolate is completely firm. Mine only took about 15 minutes in the fridge to harden.
How to Serve & Store
Serve chocolate covered gummy bears once chocolate coating has hardened.
For best results, store in the fridge. The coating will become runny if left at room temperature.
They can also be frozen if desired.
Choosing the Chocolate
Use any type of chocolate chips that melt well. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips are all great options.
If you have white chocolate chips that melt well, those can be used too.
For dairy free and Vegan, use Vegan chocolate chips.
For Keto and low carb, use sugar free chocolate chips.
Frequently Asked Questions
Right here they do!
No, Haribo gummy bears are not gluten free. They contain glucose which is made from wheat.
No, Haribo gummy bears are not Vegan. They contain gelatin which is derived from animals.
Yes! There are several brands that make Keto and low carb gummy bears.
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Get the Recipe: Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears
- First, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth and creamy. If needed, microwave another 10 to 15 seconds to get it fully melted.
- Add gummy bears, about 10 at a time, to the melted chocolate mixture. Use a spoon to fully coat gummy bears in chocolate.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove covered gummy bears from chocolate mixture, allowing excess chocolate to drip off. Place gummy bears on parchment lined pan.
- Repeat process for all gummy bears.
- Place pan in fridge for at least 15 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Finally, serve!
- Use your favorite kind of gummy bears. See blog post for gluten free and Vegan options.
- Use your favorite chocolate chips. I used dark chocolate chips that are dairy free and Vegan.
- Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil until fully smooth and creamy. Mine only took 30 seconds in the microwave.
- The slotted spoon is helpful in allowing the excess chocolate mixture to drip off gummy bears before placing them on the pan.
- Store gummy bears in the fridge.
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