Knockoff Shot Bloks

There are two things I wanted to say about this recipe.  I couldn’t decide which to pick, so I decided to give you both at once.  Enjoy!

Ingredients (adapted from Hoosier Homemade)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3oz package flavored jell-o (I used strawberry flavor)
  • 1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin (available at most grocery stores)
  • 2/3 cup energy drink (I used some low-carb generic brand from Aldi)
  • cooking spray such as Pam
  • additional 1 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp salt (optional)
Spray a 8”x8” square baking dish with cooking spray.  Mix all of the dry ingredients together thoroughly in a small bowl, then add the energy drink.  Pour this into a pan and let sit for about a minute.  Bring to a boil, and let the mixture boil for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Turn off the heat, and transfer the mixture to the baking dish.  Store in the refrigerator (I did not cover it) for 3-4 hours or until firm.  You should be able to pick up one corner of the mixture and peel it from the pan to transfer it to a cutting board.  Cut the jelly into cubes.  Put the second cup of sugar into the bag (along with the salt if you want to make sour patch gummies) and dump about 1/3 of the cubes in at a time.  Close the bag and shake to coat, remove, and put un-coated gummies in the bag.  Store in an airtight container in a cool place.  It has been 3 days since I made them and they still seem in good shape.
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