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How to Make Yummy Pineapple Gummy Bears

Are you looking for an easy Hawaiian candy recipe? Keep scrolling to find out how to make pineapple gummy bears that are yummy for kids and adults.
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Are you looking for a fun and easy recipe to make with your kids?

Pineapple gummy bears are the perfect treat for kids. They’re also great for adults who want to enjoy some sweet candy without feeling guilty about it! You can make them with just 3 ingredients, so they’re easy enough that even young children can help out in the kitchen.

And they only take 40 minutes from start to finish, so you don’t have to spend hours making something delicious. It’s one of the easiest Hawaiian desserts!

Make these tasty treats today by following our simple instructions! It will be worth your time because once you taste how good these candies are, you won’t be able to stop eating them! You’ll wonder why no one ever told you about this before…and then realize that we did tell you about it first!

So what are you waiting for? Get started now on this fun activity with your family or friends. We promise that everyone will love them as much as we do at Hawaii Travel With Kids!

How to Make Li Hing Mui Gummy Bears

My whole family is hooked on li hing mui gummy bears and sour patch kids. We always buy them as soon as we land in Hawaii, and they are the perfect mix of sweet and slightly salty.

You won’t believe how easy it is to make them at home, too!

Just follow my recipe for pineapple gummy bears below. Then, put the gummy bears into a Ziploc baggie. Next, sprinkle the li hing mui powder on top. Remember to close the bag completely and then shake it until the powder is evenly dispersed.

You can add as much or as little as you like. I usually start with a 1/4 teaspoon of li hing mui powder. Then I taste test to see if it’s as punchy as I like it.

Pineapple Gummy Bears Recipe

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Solidify time: 20 minutes per batch
  • Yields about 225 gummies

Pineapple Gummy Bears Ingredients:

Here's what you'll need to make pineapple gummy bears. Image of a bowl of gelatin, a bowl of pineapple Jello mix, and a bowl of chopped pineapple.

How to Make Pineapple Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are a childhood favorite for many people, and this recipe makes them even more delicious. The best part is that you can make them at home with just some ingredients in less than 45 minutes!

Put all your pineapple gummy bear ingredients in a saucepan and heat it on the stove to make your liquid mixture. Image of a black pan with a white mixture inside.

First, add 1/2 cup of your blended pineapple and all the gelatin ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring this mixture to a boil and then remove from heat.

Fill a gummy bear mold with your pineapple gummy bear mixture by using a dropper. Image of a blue gummy bear mold, a dropper, and a bowl of yellow mixture.

Let it cool for 5 minutes, and then fill the molds. We used this cute gummy bear mold set from Amazon. I love that it’s super affordable!

Next, you’ll want to let your molds set for 20 minutes to solidify in the refrigerator.

Image of blue gummy bear molds with yellow gummy bears on top.

Repeat this process until all the mixture has solidified into gummy bears! The mixture will make 225 gummy bears.

Image of a jar of pineapple gummy bears spilling onto a pink kitchen towel with a whole pineapple next to it.

How to Make Gummy Bears FAQs

How long do homemade gummy bears last?

Homemade gummy bears taste best fresh, but they can last up to 5 days if you store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry space.

Do homemade gummy bears need to be refrigerated?

You can leave your gummy bears at room temperature, but they will last longer if you pop them in the fridge. It’s best to store them in an airtight container to maximize their freshness.

How do you dry homemade gummy bears?

If your gummy bears end up feeling wet or sticky, you can try to dry them out a bit. Simply space them out on a clean surface and lightly dust cornstarch over them. You’ll probably need to do this a few times as the cornstarch soaks in. But don’t put too much on, or they will look white.

Hawaiian Gummy Bears Wrap Up

It’s so easy to make these pineapple gummy bears! We hope you enjoyed this fun Hawaiian recipe with your kids. You can also try adding some li hing mui powder for a little extra flavor, or just eat them straight from the mold.

If you’re looking for more Hawaii-inspired recipes, be sure to check out our other posts on how to make Dole Whip, mango ice cream, mochi pancakes, and a strawberry mango smoothie bowl!

Yield: 225 gummies

How to Make Yummy Pineapple Gummy Bears

How to Make Yummy Pineapple Gummy Bears

Looking for an easy Hawaiian gummy bear recipe? These are tasty pineapple gummy bears that can be made with just 3 ingredients. Plus, it's a fun project to make with kids.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 oz box of pineapple flavored gelatin, divided
  • 1 oz of unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of blended pineapple (fresh pineapple or canned)


  1. Add 1/2 cup of your blended pineapple, and all gelatin in ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then remove from heat.
  2. Let cool for 5 minutes and fill the molds. Let molds set for 20 minutes to solidify in the refrigerator. The mixture will make 225 gummy bears.
  3. Repeat until all the mixture has been solidified in gummy bears!


We like to add li hing mui powder to give it a little kick!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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