How to Make Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears in 4 Easy Steps

Everybody loves gummy bears. Everybody loves chocolate, too. So why don’t we put the two together to whip up something we will all really love? These chocolate covered gummy bears are to die for. Plus, they are so easy to make - even those with zero kitchen skills can make them with no problem.

As long as you have a microwave oven (if you don’t - a stovetop will do*) and a fridge, you are all set. In just four steps, you can create your own masterful gummy delicacies. These will be great snacks for the kids (and mom and dad)! If you’re having guests over, they are also perfect nibbles during game night, poker games, book club discussions, or as companions when you’re binge watching Netflix on a Saturday night. No matter the occasion, you’ll find much use for these easy-to-make treats.

Do you want to learn how to make your own chocolate covered gummy bears? Here is our recipe:

Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears

Here are the ingredients and materials that you’ll need.

  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips (any brand)
  • 1 pack of gummy bears (any brand)
  • Optional: 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • Bowl safe for microwave use
  • Fork
  • Wax paper or baking sheet
  • Airtight food container

The steps on how to make chocolate covered gummy bears.


  1. Pour in your chocolate chips (any brand will do) onto your bowl. Place it in the microwave oven* and turn the power on at 50%. Heat for 20 seconds.Optional: If you prefer to use coconut oil (or any other flavoring, such as vanilla extract or lime extract), add it to the mix.
  2. Once melted, dip the gummy bears one at a time. Don’t make the mistake of pouring them all in at once - this can be really messy! To get them out, use a fork or a pair of tiny tongs. If they are still drippy, shake them a bit to remove any excess chocolate. Transfer them onto your wax paper (on a tray or plate).
  3. After you’re happy with how they are all covered with chocolate, take the tray and chill them inside the fridge for half an hour or so.
  4. Once they have all settled, take them out and place them in an airtight food container. Feel free to serve them now or later. enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears - Candy Sprinkles Version

The good thing about these treats is that they can pick you up no matter what your mood is. They’re like emotional ice cream, but better. Whether you’re in the mood for celebration, or if you’re feeling down, these are the perfect snacks to make you feel good. Plus, you can enjoy them on your own or with a company!

So... Are you feeling more adventurous than usual? Perhaps you can try this alternate version of the recipe. It requires the same ingredients and materials with only a few extra additions. They may be subtle, but the effect on the taste and presentation can be remarkable.

Here are the ingredients and materials needed:

  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips (any brand)
  • 1 pack of gummy bears (any brand)
  • Candy sprinkles
  • Shortening
  • Bowl safe for microwave use
  • Fork
  • Wax paper or baking sheet

The steps on this version of the recipe


Pour in the chocolate chips and shortening in a bowl. Heat the bowl in the microwave* for a full minute at 50% power. Take the bowl out to stir the contents. Place the bowl back in and heat for another half minute at 50% power. You can keep stirring and heating until the mixture is fully smooth and melted.


Once ready, place the gummy bears into the chocolate mixture. Coat them properly. Use a fork to make sure all sides are covered with chocolate.


Here’s the crazy part: in a container or bowl, pour in the candy sprinkles. Then, put the chocolate covered gummy bears into the bowl and coat them with sprinkles. Once you are happy with the chocolate and sprinkle coating, scoop them out with the fork and transfer onto your wax paper on a tray.


Place the tray in the refrigerator. Allow them to cool and set. After about half an hour, take them out. They are now ready. Serve and enjoy!

Both versions are fun and easy to make. Whether they are for kids or kids at heart, you can’t lose with chocolate covered gummy bears. They don’t require too many ingredients and can be whipped up in little time. Plus, they only take FOUR SIMPLE STEPS! Impromptu parties can be turned into exciting gatherings with these little tasty treats!

For those without microwave ovens, you can melt your chocolate chips the old-fashioned way. Simply pour them in a heat-resistant bowl. Fill a pot halfway with water and boil it over your stovetop. Place the bowl over the boiling water. You will see the chocolate melting. Stir regularly to facilitate smooth melting and consistency. Once there are no more lumps, turn off the heat and remove the pot and bowl from the stove.

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