Gummy VitaminsOnce I was told to start putting my daughter on vitamins [age 9months], I purchased the gummy vitamins. I started her on Disney vitamins for kids. Mind you she had already been finger feeding herself for a few months by this point, so I refused to purchase vitamin drops. She loves to look at the different shapes and colors prior to eating them. In the brand I give my daughter she is to get two and only two a day, prior to being 12 months old I would only give her one due to her age. As much as I love them we also much remember that they are gummy and do melt to prolonged exposure to heat, such as going on a trip in a hot car. That's what happened to me recently, instead of throwing them away I solved my problem and want to let you know how encase this happens for you.
- metal pot
- Pam, or Shortening
- candy mold
- timer of some kind [i'm using my microwave]
- butter knife [not pictured]
- extra container [not pictured]
What to do:
Take the container that you have the melted vitamins in and cut it open, remove vitamins. Place vitamins in metal pot on Medium heat. Make sure during the time of the next step to stir with a wisk from time to time.
Now take your candy mold, Shortening [or spray pam], and napkin. Take the napkin and get a little shortening on it [if your not using spray pam]Now rub the shortening inside the candy mold, very lightly. then run a clean one over it to make sure its thin. [If using spray pam, after spraying it take the napkin and wipe it down to make sure there is a very thin layer.]
Once the vitamins are melted down to a syrup like substance. pour over the candy mold, take a butter knife and swipe it over the mold to make sure they don't all stick together. Set a timer for 30 minutes and place the mold into the refrigerator.