Homemade Swedish Fish Candy

"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."
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12 pieces




  • 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.

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  1. dcoorsh
    Let me begin by saying how much I love Swedish Fish. I love them.<br/><br/>Let me now move on to how this recipe is NOTHING like them.....<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>To all who share my desire to someday produce their own delicious homemade swedish fish, goodnight and good luck.
  2. goldcache09
    You need to look at the Wikipedia article for Swedish fish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Fish) - it uses modified cornstarch, inverted sugar, corn syrup, and carnauba wax, if I remember right. This recipe as written here will give you gummy fish. Also, I used a cute little fish mold from Amazon. Might want to check it out: https://www.amazon.com/Trusty-Goods-ALL-NEW-Kind-Silicone/dp/B073ZNSBRL/ref=sr_1_123?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1501123603&sr=1-123&keywords=gummy+bear+mold
  3. Que C.
    The problem with this recipe is that real swordfish fish does not contain gelatin
  4. Reg J.
    As others have said, there is no gelatin in Swedish Fish. This is not a copycat recipe.
  5. Pastry100
    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.


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