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Get Out of Town! I’m Not Believing You Can Make This!

Well, shut my mouth and call me stupid!  I wouldn’t have thought it was possible to make this!  I don’t know how these people online figure all this brilliant stuff up, but I sure am glad!  I’m in heaven!

I admit it…I am a die hard gum chewer.  There, I’ve said it!  If you think it’s unladylike then I’m unladylike!  The good news is that now I can make my own gum!!!  My kids love this idea too!

I’ve made this and I’ve tried a few different flavors.  Gum is really easy to make and if I run out, I can just make more!  Who would have ever thought you could do this!

I make up a few batches of gum and wrap them in cute papers.  They make great little gifts and people are so surprised when I tell them I made it!  I love the looks on their faces.  It’s hilarious!

  • 1/3 cup gum base
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin
  • 1/4 teaspoon citric acid
  • 6 drops of strawberry flavoring
  • 3 drops of red food coloring
  • Parchment paper cut into 3-inch squares

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put gum base, citric acid, corn syrup and glycerin a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.
  2. Stir mixture and put back in for 5-10 seconds intervals until completely melted.
  3. Add strawberry flavor and red food coloring and stir.
  4. Set aside two tablespoons of powered sugar to sprinkle over finished gum.
  5. Sprinkle 1/4 cup powdered sugar on parchment paper.
  6. Drop gum mixture on top of sugar and knead together. Continue kneading gum, mixing in remaining powdered sugar until gum is smooth and rollable; approximately 10 – 15 minutes.
  7. Roll gum into a snake snape and cut into bite size pieces (about 1/2 inch). Kitchen scissors work best.
  8. Sprinkle each piece with powdered sugar and place in the middle of a parchment paper square; twisting each side to hold gum in place.
Watch this brilliant chef in his step by step tutorial so you can get busy making your own chewing gum too!  Oh, and make sure to SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!

 

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