Homemade gummies! This is my favorite sort of toddler recipe, especially when it comes to making “fun food” because this treat are much easier than you might expect. Plus, they’re a yummy chocolatey treat for Valentine’s Day.

homemade gummies with chocolate and yogurt

Homemade Gummies

We’re big fans of homemade gummies in my house and both L and my husband loved these Chocolate Yogurt Gummies. It’s no secret that I love yogurt and I often include it on my lists of snacks and meal components for babies and toddlers. Whole milk yogurt is filled with good stuff that little ones need—fat for their developing brains, calcium and vitamin D for strong bones, and protein for growing muscles.

And while I reach for plain whole milk yogurt most of the time, I’ve found that it can be fun to include other flavors, especially to simplify this sort of a recipe.

Since chocolate yogurt is already very flavorful, you don’t need any other ingredients apart from milk and gelatin. A batch comes together in about 5 minutes and after a few hours in the fridge, you’ll have enough homemade gummies to share!

ingredients for chocolate yogurt gummies

Ingredients in Homemade Gummies

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • chocolate yogurt
  • whole milk
  • unflavored gelatin

How to Make Chocolate Gummies Step-by-Step

Here’s a look at how to make this recipe. Scroll down to the recipe for the full info.

  1. Coat a silicone candy mold lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Place the yogurt into a medium bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over top. Stir to dissolve. 
  3. Warm the milk and stir vigorously into the yogurt mixture until completely smooth. Spoon into prepared mold.
  4. Refrigerate and serve.

homemade chocolate gummies

Tips for Making the Best Homemade Chocolate Gummies

  • Try to dissolve the gelatin fully for the best final texture.
  • Once firm and removed from the molds, you can store these for up to 5 days. I like to line an airtight container with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.
  • Serve as a snack or dessert with a side of berries or other fruit.
homemade gummies

Homemade Chocolate Yogurt Gummies

I used this heart silicone mold and made 20 gummies. (Each was just over 1 tablespoon of the mixture.) You can also pour the mixture into a baking dish and slice into squares if you prefer. You might want to add a tablespoon or two of honey if you want them sweeter—simply taste the mixture before putting it into molds and adjust as needed.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 66kcal
Servings 5 (Makes about 20)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 packets plain gelatin (about 7 teaspoons or ¾ ounce)

Instructions

  • Coat a silicone mold with candy-size openings lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • Place the yogurt into a medium bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over top. Stir vigorously with a whisk for about 1 minute or until gelatin is dissolved. (It may have a few lingering lumps.) 
  • Warm the milk until just about boiling, about 1 minute in the microwave. Let sit briefly, for about 30 seconds, and stir vigorously into the yogurt mixture for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth.
  • Spoon into prepared mold.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Carefully remove from mold and serve cold.
  • Store in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container lined with a paper towel (which will absorb any excess moisture.)

Notes

  • I use regular Knox gelatin here since it's much more accessible and affordable than the grass-fed kind, though I understand if you prefer to go that route. Let me know if you try it that way!
  • Try to dissolve the gelatin fully for the best final texture.
  • Once firm and removed from the molds, you can store these for up to 5 days. I like to line an airtight container with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.
  • Serve as a snack or dessert with a side of berries or other fruit.

Nutrition

Calories: 66kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 38mg, Potassium: 118mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 54IU, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 1mg
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    1. Yes, though you’ll need to stir in 1 tablespoon (ish) cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (or to taste to get it to a nice sweetness level)