Recipe: Pineapple gummy candy

It almost seems surreal to me that the last time I published a post on my blog has been more than a year ago. Wow, time really does fly. So what has happened in the meantime…  to make a long story short – I moved from Berlin to Taipei and here I am, eating my way through night market food and experimenting with local ingredients in the kitchen.

The other day when I was rummaging through my fridge, I found a bottle of SunnyHills pineapple juice that my sister left, when she and her husband last came to visit me. SunnyHills is actually a Taiwanese bakery that is mainly known for its pineapple cake ้ณณๆขจ้…ฅ (fengli su | Taiwanese: ong lai so).  Additionally to the cake they also sell juice produced from locally grown pineapple. 

After discovering the bottle of 100% pineapple juice, a recent conversation about candy containing high-fructose corn syrup popped into my mind. Therefore, I decided to give making gummy candies from pure fruit juice a try. And they actually turned out very well. The pineapple gummy candy is not too sweet, has a bit of tartness to it and is chewy. Even though these gummy candies are really tasty and flavorful, they are actually quite healthy.

Pineapple gummy candy ingredients



  • 2/3 of a cup of pineapple juice
  • 2 packs (5g/pack) of gelatin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey


  1. Put the pineapple juice in a pot and place on the stove.
  2. Bring the juice to a boil.
  3. Remove from the stove and let cool down a bit.
  4. Add the honey and the gelatin powder when the juice is still warm and stir. Make sure the gelatin has dissolved completely.
  5. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature and pour into a silicon mold.
  6. Put in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  7. If you use pineapple juice, make sure to boil it to break down the bromelain enzyme. Otherwise the gelatin may not set.


Recipe: Pineapple gummy candy

You might want to store these in the fridge since they are made from fruit juice. However, I doubt that there will be any left-overs. ๐Ÿ˜‰




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  1. Unicorn says:

    Hi Mina!

    Brilliant idea!
    Your Pineapple Gummy Candy stars look so juicy & tasty! Definitely a creative and fun way for healthy, yummy and colorful ‘vitamin bombs’!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks tasty and easy to make. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tasty Tuesdays.

  3. Sophie says:

    Welcome back to blogging! Those pineapple gummies look delicious, I’m sure my kids would enjoy them and thanks for reminding us to boil the pineapple juice before adding the gelatin. Useful tip!

    Sophie x

  4. Welcome back! These look delicious. Enjoy the night markets!

  5. Corina says:

    I’ve never tried making my own gummy candies but these look great and I love that they are made from real fruit juice. I’m hoping to try them as a treat for my kids and will let you know how I get on.

  6. Eb Gargano says:

    These look lovely, Mina. I love the idea of making healthier sweets and I bet they taste much better than shop-bought ones too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Eb x

  7. Kelly says:

    It’s so so cute! Mina. ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to make colorful stars.

  8. Mandy says:

    Mina, what a fantastic idea. I’d love to try these but I don’t eat gelatin so will have to try with a veggie alternative. Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare

    • Mina says:

      Hi Mandy,
      thanks. You could use agar agar as a vegetarian substitute but I am not exactly sure about the measurements.
      X, Mina

  9. Honest Mum says:

    So clever, love this-such a clever concept. I’m allergic to pineapple but will try it with other fruit! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts on xx

  10. Oh wow! I love gummy sweets but have never thought of making my own. These look and sound so good and easy! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  11. Holly says:

    Mina! I miss you lady ๐Ÿ™‚ These look super fun! something I’d actually like to try even though I’m not so fab in the kitchen. So how long a boil you think?

    • Mina says:

      Oh my God, Holly!!!!! Miss you too. How are you? How is Leo doing? Wow, so much happened recently. We have to chat sometime soon. Btw, let these bubble up for a few minutes until you see that they are thickening. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Nicola Taylor says:

    Hi there, I hope I am not being too much hassle but that page seems to be showing a recipe for a PPAP rather than the gummies, on my side anyway! Really keen to try the gummies! Thanks a bunch

    • Mina says:

      Dear Nicola,
      sorry for my uberlate reply. >_< Thank you so much for visiting my blog and noticing that the wrong recipe was showing up. So sorry about that. Everything should be ok now. If you have any other questions regarding the recipe, please leave a comment or send me an email I will try to reply asap. Thank you and have a lovely day, Mina

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