Edible Gummy Bear Slime (Only 3 Ingredients!) – with VIDEO!

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What’s inside: An exciting edible gummy bear slime recipe that’s squishy and stretchy…yes, it’s really made with gummy bears!

Slime is one of our all-time favorite sensory materials and we wanted to make one that was not just taste-safe but completely edible and delicious!

This gummy bear slime is the perfect slime for birthday parties, mixed age groups, or a fun rainy day sensory activity.

An exciting edible gummy bear slime recipe that's squishy and stretchy...yes, it's really made with gummy bears!

Edible Gummy Bear Slime Recipe

My daughter has been obsessed with slime for 3 years now, so I’m kind of shocked it’s taken us this long to make a delicious edible slime! (The “taste safe” ones we made before this were definitely not delicious…)

We tried 6 different candies to make the perfect candy slime and while this candy slime was our favorite for texture, this Edible Gummy Bear Slime was waaay easier to make, the slime lasted longer and it didn’t involve cooking – just a quick zap in the microwave.

Related: Don’t have gummy bears on hand? Try our Edible Candy Corn Slime instead!

The final product is a stretchy, marshmallow-like slime that smells amazing and tastes delicious. It was a bit thick and tacky, but it kept in a sealed container for a couple of days which I thought was awesome for how little work was involved in making the recipe.

(It’s not sticky though – no little pieces stuck to our hands, it was just tacky. You can always coat your hands in cornstarch or oil if the tackiness bothers you.)

This slime takes less than a couple minutes to make, and you can make several different flavored batches so each kid can have their own color to play with (and then you don’t have to worry if they are tasting or licking the slime, because at least you know which one is theirs!)

What is gummy bear slime like?

This is not an oozy, drippy, get-everywhere slime. It’s kind of like pulling taffy – it stays together and you kind of need to pull and stretch it to see it’s slime-like properties.

I actually prefer this cohesive texture when making it for young kids so it’s not a giant mess to clean up after they are done with their slime sensory play.

For best results, use a microwave safe bowl for cooking the gummy bears (plastic could melt). Grown-ups should handle that part of the process.

Related: Be sure to try our brand NEW Edible Cherry Limeade Slime too!

edible cherry limeade slime recipe collage


Check out our quick video on how to make this easy, edible gummy bear slime and then scroll down below to grab our free printable recipe for the exact measurements:


Gummy Bear Slime Ingredients

  • 1 cup gummy bears
  • 2 Tablespoons icing sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, optional


How to Make Edible Slime with Gummy Bears

Heat the gummy bears in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, stir, and reheat as necessary to break down the gummy bear shape. (Be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl and handle carefully).

Ooey, gooey, stretchy, and squishy - kids will go wild over this awesome edible slime recipe made from......gummy bears!! Safe sensory play for all ages!

Stir and then knead in your icing sugar and cornstarch in equal amounts, until the gummy bear slime forms a cohesive dough/slime consistency.

The more you add, the less sticky the slime will be – but also the more you add the thicker and less stretchy it will be, so try to find that perfect sweet spot.

Ooey, gooey, stretchy, and squishy - kids will go wild over this awesome edible slime recipe made from......gummy bears!! Safe sensory play for all ages!

TIP: Add a small amount of coconut oil if you want the gummy bear slime to be a bit stretchier.

Kids will love to smoosh, squish, stretch and taste this delicious gummy bear slime!

The slime is a bit tacky, so if that bothers you, have some extra cornstarch or oil on hand to coat your hands with. The more you play with any edible slime, the stickier it can get so you may need to add more cornstarch/icing sugar to the slime if you find that it’s getting sticky (and not just a bit tacky).

Click here to learn more about how to make slime using edible ingredients right from your kitchen!

Grab your free printable copy of our edible slime gummy bear slime recipe:

Yield: 1 batch

Edible Gummy Bear Slime

Edible Gummy Bear Slime

Stretchy gummy bear slime made from 3 ingredients - it's edible!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • 1 cup Gummy bears
  • 2 TB Cornstarch
  • 2 TB Powdered sugar


  1. Microwave gummy bears in a heat-safe bowl for 10-15 seconds. Stir, and continue heating in 10-15 second intervals until gooey.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar and cornstarch in equal amounts, until the gummy bear slime forms a cohesive ball.
  3. When your gummy bear slime is too tough to stir with a spoon, finish kneading by hand.
  4. Add more cornstarch little by little (if needed) so that slime no longer sticks to hands.

This edible gummy bear slime was so much fun to play with and my daughter got a huge kick out of being able to “sneak” little nibbles of her slime as she played. It would be perfect for a candy-themed party or a Willy Wonka movie night.

For more fun sensory play ideas, check out our EASY Soap Foam Sensory Bin:

You might also like this simple 3-ingredient edible silly putty recipe:

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  1. This was a super fun way to take up a few minutes of boredom this summer! But, proceed with caution!!!! SUPER sticky!!!!

          1. Since you’re melting the gummy bears, this slime is best on the day you make it. We recommend tossing most edible slimes after a day or two because they are made with food items.

  2. Does it stay runny when it’s cool? I’d like to put in inside a cake (piñata style) so when they cut it, it comes out the middle…?

  3. I just tried this recipe with my son and I was beyond disappointed. I added a TON of cornstarch and powdered sugar (way more than the recipe calls for) but the mixture ended up too sticky. It completely covered my hands and stuck so much to the mixing bowl that I actually had to throw it away. What I’m left with is one less mixing bowl, a huge mess in my kitchen and no slime for my child to play with. What a joke.

    1. Hi Lisa,
      I’m so sorry you had a bad experience. We’ve made this recipe 3 times now with no issues – I’d be happy to help figure out what went wrong. Did you watch the video – was there a point in the video that didn’t match what you saw with yours?
      (I do always just soak my bowl afterwards and the gummy stuff comes off very easily afterwards – if you haven’t taken the trash out already.)

  4. I loved your post so much I included it in an edible slime round up. Hopefully, I’ll be sending you a bit of traffic as a result. Keep up the good work!

      1. Just made this with my little sister it was so easy and so much fun to make! We made a sour version by using sour gummy bears and a regular one. We also put extra sugar and cornstarch mixture because it started off a little sticky. Thank you so much for the fun recipe!

        1. I’m sorry, Daniel, I’m not familiar with those bars to give suggestions. Our recipe is just to make a taste-safe slime, not a snack.

  5. I loved this recipe i made it i had no issues except for the fact that it was to hard and not really stretchy.I added some extra ingredients like the little Nerds candies is there anyway to make it stretchier if there is let me know. thank you

    1. Hi Matthew,
      Nerds sounds like a fun inclusion! If you add a bit of oil (coconut or vegetable) it should stretch a bit more. I also carefully heat it up to get it to re-stretch.
      Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Miriam,
      We can’t send you a slime but you can order our slime book or try out this recipe and it will turn out just as great!
      – Jennifer

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