Vodka Gummy Bears

Vodka Gummy Bears.  Reminds me of a college frat party treat.  I only recently thought of these because I was going to see 22 Jump street with some of my cocktail loving friends. I figured candy and popcorn and beers. What could be better?

They were delicious but very sneaky. Please eat these in moderation to avoid a next day headache.

Making these was a bit of trial and error.

I am a firm believer of keeping everything in the refrigerator. fluffy the coffee pot cat

This is why….

 

Cats at night are  in all kinds of places they would never be while you are awake.

Using this logic as a guide , I kept my gummy bears in the fridge the entire time. I found this slowed the process.  experimented with putting  them on the counter during the day and in the fridge at night.

 

Recipe.

Place gummy bears in rows in a 5x8x2 inch dish. ( I found the target brand poof faster than the Haribo brand.) Leave a quarter inch between each bear. They should stick to the dish. Pour Vodka over the bears until they are halfway submerged. Don’t dump them in a bowl and pour vodka on them. They will not separate.  Makes a pretty  picture but you will be stuck with a cluster stuck of bears.

Watch the evolution.

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Day 1

 

 

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Day 2 you will notice that the vodka not absorbed yet is thickening. Pour some more  vodka on top. Let the bears keep soaking.

 

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Day 3

I gave them  a stir. They are bloated and sticky messes. Add more Vodka.

 

Vodka gummy bears

Day 4:  These little guys are the texture of jello.  In fact the vodka around them is the consistency of jello. This can be your little treat as a reward for all of your patience.

 

Serving options? I put them in two snack size ziplock bags, because these were going to the movies.  If any of my readers have classy ideas post them on my facebook page. I’d love to see your results.

 

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