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How to make your own homemade gumballs

Updated on November 12, 2013

Interesting and fun facts about gumballs

The production of gumballs


When in the process of making gumballs one needs to know that it is almost like making sticks of chewing gum whether it be natural or artificial which means gum with flavor either way the base of the gum has to be cooked till it melts well.

Gumball beginnings


The first gumball candies first existed in 1907 they were sold in gumball machines and as you may already know even though the gumball machines are everywhere in stores and exits they only account for 3 percents of their own sales in gumball selling. This is because more people prefer the packs of gum than the single gumball.

The colors and shapes of gumballs


Gumballs used to be well known in the past for their round ball shape but now these days gumballs are also made out of other different types of shapes for example fruit like such as an apple, orange, or strawberry. Some of the gumballs are shipped for holiday distribution such as for Easter the exact size of a gumball is usually about 1/2 to 2 inches from diameter.


Flavors of gumballs


Gumballs can come in a variety of flavors that almost anyone can enjoy they can come in mint, cinnamon, or every fruit flavor. Another thing is that there are gum companies now that have started to produce other flavors as well such as apple cinnamon, coffee, and ice-cream sundae which in turns this can tell you if the gumball is sweet, tangy or has caffeine to give your body some energy.




  • A measuring cup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Microwave-safe mixing bowl
  • 1oz package of bubble gum base
  • Microwave
  • An Oven mitt
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring Spoon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Bubblegum flavoring
  • Some wax paper
  1. First off you need to put one cup of some powdered sugar in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Apply your fist into the center of the powdered sugar in order to create a crater in the middle of it this will enable you to pour a 1oz of bubblegum base to the crater.
  2. Have the bowl inside a microwave for 15 seconds in a medium high setting if for some reason you do not have or use a microwave then you can also use the oven.
  3. After you have let the bowl inside the microwave for 15 seconds it's time to take it out carefully and slowly make sure to use an oven mitt since the bowl may be hot while taking it out. Get a wooden spoon and poke the gum base to see if the gum base is soft and not mushy if it is not soft yet then put it back in the microwave again for anothe 15 seconds until it becomes soft.
  4. Into a bowl add in some 11/2 tsp of corn syrup that you may have available and then you microwave it for 15 seconds just like you did with the gum base then when it is ready remove it out of the oven with safety. Now it's time to mix all of the ingridients into a mixing bowl use a wooden spoon or a mixer to make a perfect mix.
  5. Add in 1/2 of bubblegum flavor in a regular bowl begin by mixing the contents first until the mixing is too thick to stir then finish the mixing by kneading the mixture with your hands. Spread the sheet of wax paper in a table and sprinkle in some powdered sugar. Take the lump from the gum out of the bowl put it on the wax paper and rip it up to make pieces of gum and then with your hands roll them up to make a ball then after leave them to dry on the wax paper for an hour. Then finally you shower them with powdered sugar and boom your gumballs are ready to taste.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 gumball per serving
Calories 10
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 2 g1%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      JG11Bravo 

      4 years ago

      I think I'm going to have to take a stab at this. Thank you!

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