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