I am so truly stoked to share these Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears with you today. They are the PERFECT novelty dessert for Valentine's Day (or any Bachelor Monday if you ask me!), and they're also incredibly easy to make.
A few years back I made Vodka and Rum soaked gummy bears for Emma's bachelorette party. They were a HUGE hit! Then, this past week it dawned on me that it might work with rosé (!!!!!!).
All you need to get started is a bottle of rosé (doesn't have to be the fancy stuff) and a one pound bag gummy bears. I chose grapefruit gummy bears because I figured the flavor combo would be kind of mimosa-esque and also the color is similar to that of rosé. I think peach would also be a great choice.
In a medium size mixing bowl, I combined my one pound of gummy bears with half a bottle of rosé (what's pictured here isn't quite half a bottle, but an hour later it was already almost soaked in, so I added more).
Do whatever you want with the other half of the bottle… I trust you not to waste it. Haha!
Once the gummy bears and the rosé are soaking in the bowl, just cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap and set them in your fridge for two hours. I taste tested them 2-4 hours after we made them and the next morning, and I found the fresher gummies to be the best! SO if you want to serve them at a party, or for dinner, just make them some time that afternoon and leave them in the fridge.
They are still good the next day, just not quite as flavorful.
(This is how the bowl will look when you first pour the rosé.)
If you want to check on them and stir them up a few times, that doesn't hurt. But I didn't experience much of an issue with them sticking together.
When they are done soaking, if there is any remaining liquid (probably not much at all!), drain it and keep the gummies chilled in whatever serving dish you want. Normally I wouldn't think they need to be chilled (with liquor instead of wine), but I feel like it matches the rosé theme to serve them chilled. And we care about our themes here, don't we!
You can totally taste both the grapefruit flavor that they came with AND the rosé flavor, and they are SO GOOD. The texture is not sticky or gross, but when served together, they are still slightly wet, so I like to serve them with a spoon.
You can keep them in the fridge for several days, but again—they taste the absolute best when they are fresh. And since a pound of gummy bears is a LOT, dish some out into cute little mason jars and give them to friends. Unless, of course, you're making these for a party (and I hope you are). For a party, be sure to label them so everyone knows what they're tasting!
Now, I feel obliged to do ONE more test for you guys. (RED wine gummy bears?? Will they be awesome? Like a delicious sangria? Or weird?) I will report back to you soon.
Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.