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Recipe for Chewing Gum

by Anthony Smith
  • Overview

    Whipping up delicious treats in the kitchen with your kids is a great way to get them interested in cooking. They can learn the basics of preparing food while having a good time. You can bet they will be especially willing to join in when you tell them it is time for them to help you make a batch of chewing gum.
 
  • Step 1

    Add the gum base, corn syrup, glycerin, citric acid, and about 5 drops of the flavoring of your choice to a microwave safe bowl, and heat on high in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Step 2

    Remove the bowl from the oven and stir the gum base to check that it is fully melted. If necessary, heat for another 30 seconds and check again.
  • Step 3

    Pour all the powdered sugar except for 1 heaping tablespoon onto a flat work surface. Make a well in the middle of the sugar and pour the gum base into it.
  • Step 4

    Test the gum base to make sure that it has cooled sufficiently to work with your hands. Dip your fingers in the powdered sugar and knead the gum base and sugar together, in the same way that you would knead bread dough. Add powdered sugar as necessary to keep the dough from getting sticky. Continue kneading until the dough is smooth and stiffened, and all the sugar is worked in. By kneading for at least 15 minutes you will ensure that the gum does not break apart when it is being chewed.
  • Step 5

    Roll out the gum into a rope by using your hands with fingers outstretched, palm down. Cut the rope into individual pieces of gum with scissors. Dust the gum with a little powdered sugar, and it is ready to chew.
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  • Microwave safe bowl 1/3 cup gum base 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 3 tbsp. corn syrup, 1 tps. glycerin, 1/2 tps. citric acid, Flavoring of your choice Scissors
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • 1/3 cup gum base
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar,
  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup,
  • 1 tps. glycerin,
  • 1/2 tps. citric acid,
  • Flavoring of your choice
  • Scissors

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