Anyway, the process is delightfully simple. You need approximately 1 pound of gummy bears (get the good ones - Haribo brand. I am telling you this because once I MAY have gotten some cheap ones and they MAY have dissolved completely and I MAY have just had to drink the dissolved-gummy-vodka-sludge straight out of the jar), 1 and 1/2 cup of vodka, and a sealable glass jar.
Put your gummy bears in the jar, and make sure the jar is no more than 2/3 of the way full. Why can't I fill it to the top, you ask? Well, as the little bears start to soak up all the vodka yumminess, they swell up big time. Kind of like I do after I've had too much to drink... Here is a comparison of the before and after bears:
I know which ones I want to hang out with.
Next, pour your vodka in up to the top of the bears. Don't fill the jar up, just cover the top of the bears.
Now put a lid on it and put it in your fridge for at least a week.
Once or twice a day, take it out and shake it up. A sludge will start to form and the bears will start to swell with vodka goodness.
You can start to taste test at any point. You will know they are done when a) they aren't hard in the middle and b) you start to get drunk just by smelling of one.
At that point, you can take them out of the fridge, slap a bow on top of the jar, and call it a gift.
Because truly, they're a gift.
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