Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
I discovered this recipe online and knowing how much I love Swedish Fish and how much everyone else I know loves them I thought I would share it just in case. I don't know how many fish this recipe will make so my serving size is a guess so is my prep time for that matter as I have not yet made this recipe.
- 1 (6 ounce) package fruit flavored gelatin (cherry or fruit punch is probably closest to the original flavor)
- 7 (1/4 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- candy molds
- Combine the dry ingredients. Stir the flavored and unflavored gelatin in a saucepan until well incorporated.
- Add 1/2 cup cold water to the gelatin mixture and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon or spatula. The gelatin should clump up into a large, messy ball.
- Move the saucepan to the stove set heat to medium or medium-low heat. Stir the mixture until it has melted back into liquid form. Be sure to constantly stir the mixture so that it does not burn.
- As soon as the mixture has completely liquefied, remove it from the heat. Using a small spoon, scoop the mixture into the molds, gently tapping the mold each time on the counter top to get the mixture to into each crack of the fish mold.
- Put the filled mold into the freezer for about 15 minutes. This will freeze the mixture enough for you to easily remove the fish from their molds.
- Remove the Swedish fish and enjoy. Take the fish mold out of the freezer and remove the fish before they have had a chance to thaw. If you wait too long, the fish will be harder to remove. Let the fish sit at room temperature for a little while to defrost, and then enjoy.
Let me begin by saying how much I love Swedish Fish. I love them.
Let me now move on to how this recipe is NOTHING like them.....
My closest emeny and I followed this recipe perfectly, but ended up with something more like a Dr. Scholl's insole than a Swedish Fish. Nothing against the poster of this recipe - seeing as how the true swedish fish concoction is pure magic and joy, it's not surprising that it would be nearly impossible to duplicate. I applaud the effort to explain the ingredients and process of brewing this addicting candy, but until we discover a store that sells fairy dust and unicorn tears, I don' think anyone will have any success in this worthy endeavor.
To all who share my desire to someday produce their own delicious homemade swedish fish, goodnight and good luck.
I tried this recipe and the fish came out like rubber bands and took me a long time to clean the saucepan of the burned gelatin.