By Jen Davis

Gummy bears are small, squishy multi-colored candies that have been a favorite treat of both children and adults for years. Gummy bears can be eaten either by themselves or used as part of a dessert. They are a popular topping for ice cream and melted gummy bears can be baked into cookies and cakes or poured over a dessert. Melted down gummy bears can add a fun and unique touch to a dessert or celebration.

Gummy bears come in a variety of colors and flavors.

Step 1

Determine how many gummy bears you want to melt. If you are following a recipe, the amount should be listed, otherwise, you can estimate. Find a large, microwave safe bowl or container that will hold all the gummy bears easily with no risk of spilling. Note: Gummy bear liquid will re-harden fairly quickly, so for best results you should be prepared to use gummy liquid as soon as it becomes a liquid. If you need to prepare a dish or dessert for the gummy bears to go on, you should do it prior to or during the melting process.

Step 2

Place the gummy bears in bowl. Place bowl in microwave.

Step 3

Set microwave to half power. This will help your gummy bears melt evenly. Turn microwave on for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Check gummy bears to see how melted they are. If they have not completely melted, return them to the microwave for another 5 minutes. Continue doing this until gummy bears have completely melted. Use melted gummy bears as desired.