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Rosé Sour Patch Kids

These easy-to-make Rosé Sour Patch Kids are homemade wine gummy bears with a sweet and sour coating. Perfect for parties!

Head-on view of three rosé sour patch kids lined up with bottle and glass of rosé in the background and recipe title at top

Who else needs some mid-week rosé? I’ll tell you how badly I need it. Yesterday, when I left work, I was so tired and distracted that I got on the wrong train. THE WRONG TRAIN. I live in the suburbs, so we’re talking about the commuter rail and leaving the city with an hour+ between trains. Not the T, where you can just get off at the next stop and hop back on the next train. For some weird reason, the conductor asked me where I was going (they usually don’t bother talking to anyone, but I think my train pass must have confused him) and when I told him, he was like “uh yeah, this train isn’t going there.” By some crazy stroke of luck, the train I got on also has a stop just 15 minutes from my house, so it wasn’t a big deal as Chris was picking me up anyway. There are so many trains I could have got on that went in all kinds of crazy directions far, far away from my town, so for this I am very thankful.

But it took me a heck of a lot longer to get home and man, I just couldn’t get over the fact that I made such a rookie move. I pride myself on paying attention and being on top of things, so I was pretty ashamed in myself. But I’m chalking it up to pure exhaustion and the fact that I’m in serious need of rosé. Homemade wine gummy bears are nothing new and I had bought some molds when I made them for my mom’s birthday party a couple years ago (I originally got these small ones, but I recently bought these molds for larger gummies, as well). Regular wine gummy bears are always fun, but when I want gummy candy, I almost always want sour gummy candy. Sour rosé sounded like it would make for the most perfect candy, so I ordered myself a bag of citric acid and got gummying (can that please be a word?).


If you’ve never made them before, you should know that rosé gummies are super easy to make. All you really need is wine, sugar, and plenty of gelatin. If you want to make them sour, you just coat them in a combination of granulated sugar and citric acid. And pucker away.

Collage showing process for making rosé sour patch kids, including wine and gelatin in saucepan and gummy bear molds filled with wine mixture

The wine gummies will need about two hours to chill in the fridge so they can firm up.

Head-on closeup of three pink rosé sour patch kids

Yes, these are bears, but I’m still calling them Rosé Sour Patch Kids because who ever heard of sour patch bears? It’s always the kids and the worms that are sour… I guess bears are just too sweet!

Landscape head-on view of three rosé sour patch kids with a bottle of rosé behind them

One thing to note is that if it’s super humid where you are, the sugar/citric acid mixture may begin to melt away. Whatever you do, do not put these in the fridge or it will make them sweat even more. The same weekend I made these Rosé Sour Patch Kids, I also had a failed experience with a pavlova because my meringue just couldn’t handle the humidity. I love pretty much everything about summer, except when the weather causes baking fails!

Head-on view of three rosé sour patch kids lined up with bottle and glass of rosé in the background

Though you shouldn’t really have a problem with these since you’ll likely be scarfing these down just as quickly as you can. They’re super fun to have in little bowls at parties, too, as your guests will be snacking on them all evening long. Just BE SURE to tell them there is wine involved as they could get a bit dangerous. Because the rosé gummies are cooked over very low heat, all of the alcohol doesn’t burn off, which is good…But could also be bad if you’re just mindlessly popping them into your mouth. Or you know, serving these homemade sour patch kids when there are kids around.

Head-on view of a single pink rosé sour patch kid with bottle of rosé behind it

I should also mention that the 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tsp citric acid mixture worked for me, but if it’s too sour (or not sour enough!) for you, feel free to adjust. I like a lot of pucker!

I hope that your week does not need wine as much as mine does, but if it does, I recommend enjoying it in Rosé Sour Patch Kid form!

Have you ever made your own homemade gummies?

If you like these homemade sour patch kids, but sure to check out some of my other fun summer treats, like these Rainbow Sherbet Meringues and these Strawberry Lemonade Shortbread Cookies. If you’re looking for more homemade candy recipes, check out these Cherry Cordials from Baking Sense.

5 from 3 votes
Rosé Sour Patch Kids
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
30 mins
These easy-to-make Rosé Sour Patch Kids are homemade wine gummy bears with a sweet and sour coating. Perfect for parties!
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Candy, Homemade Gummies, Sour Patch Kids
Author: We are not Martha
  • 1 cup rosé wine
  • 5 packets gelatin (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup, plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-2 drops pink food coloring
  • 2 tsp food-grade citric acid
  1. Pour rosé into a medium saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over the top. Stir gelatin into wine until it's completely dissolved. Mixture will be thick.
  2. Over very low heat (do not let mixture boil), continue stirring mixture until the it melts back down into a liquid consistency, taking care not to let gelatin clump up. If clumps remain, press it against the side of the saucepan with your spoon to break them up.
  3. Once wine is liquid, add 1/3 cup sugar and stir until dissolved.

  4. Turn off heat and add drop or two of pink food coloring.
  5. Place gummy bear molds on trays and working quickly, fill molds with wine mixture. You can either pour the mixture over the molds, and use an offset spatula to clean up or you can use an eyedropper (one usually comes with gummy bear molds).
  6. Once molds are filled, place in fridge for about two hours to firm up.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar and citric acid.
  8. Pop gummies out of molds and let come to room temperature.
  9. Toss gummy bears in sugar mixture to coat.
  10. Store in airtight containers if not enjoying right away.

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17 Responses to "Rosé Sour Patch Kids"

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    These are just the cutest/prettiest/most delicious-sounding candies I’ve ever seen! Sour Patch Kids were one of my favorites growing up but I think I’d like your grown-up version even better. Have a great weekend, Sues! I hope you get some rest 🙂

  2. Dahn says:

    I have been that tired and distracted, I don’t take trains but could totally see how you could get on the wrong one if your tired enough. These rose sour patch kids should make everything better 🙂

  3. Brian Jones says:

    Sorry I had to laugh at your train story, when we first moved to Hungary our language skills were poor and got on a train going in the wrong direction and struggled to ask whether we were on the correct train. Had we not of worked it out we would of ended up in Romania 😮

    I reckon I would be sneaking these rose gummy bears in to my lunch box 😉

  4. Sandhya Hariharan says:

    Those Rose Sour Patches are really really cute.. and the delicious candies I can think off… And the moulds… Love them. I better go look for one online soon.:) Happy Friday!

  5. Vicky @ Avocado Pesto says:

    I will happily eat a whole handful of these any day of the week! Can totally relate to your train fail – just the other week hopped on the wrong train while traveling in Italy – also kicking myself for making such a rookie mistake – ended up traveling 30 mins in the wrong direction then having to wait for an hour and travleing back, and the correct train should have only taken 7 mins!

  6. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine says:

    Whaaa?? These are too fun. And delicious! I love sour candy.

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Ugh that stinks about getting on the wrong train! At least it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been. And yay for having some rose sour patch kids to make you feel better. How fun are these?! I’ve seen wine gummie bears, but I’m loving the rose and sour flavors. What a great weekend treat!

  8. Dawn - Girl Heart Food says:

    Oh my goodness! These are SO cute!! These were one of my favourite candy growing up and love these adult version 😉 !

  9. Dawn - Girl Heart Food says:

    this* P.S. I need coffee, lol

  10. Pam says:

    So fun & tasty! I would love these.

  11. Sharon says:

    These Rose’ Sour Patch Kids are such a unique & delicious treat..I hope you are bringing some on vacation..you are definitely in need of them and several uninterrupted days of rest & rejuvenation!

  12. Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says:

    Ugh I know what you mean about having those moments when you’re off your game…glad your train trip wasn’t SO far out of the way! And OMG these sound incredible!! I never knew homemade sour patch kids/bears were so easy to make. I’ve got to try them!

  13. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says:

    Ah I know those days. I recently tried entering the T without even using my T pass and was so confused why the turnstyles wouldn’t turn :p

    I would be all over these rose bears/sour patch kids! They are adorable and I can imagine mindlessly/happily snacking on them!

  14. Dana DeVolk says:

    Yes, please! How cute are these?!

  15. Sandi says:

    These are absolutely genius! Love that you made these for adults…I can never pass up wine!

  16. Peanut Butter Turtles says:

    Could you replace the wine with something else?

    ( Please Reply )

  17. Sues says:

    @Peanut Butter Turtles- You could really use anything- A fruit juice, like cranberry juice, would be nice!

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