Gently whisk the unflavored gelatin into the liquid until it is well incorporated. The mixture will become very thick. Set aside to bloom.
Prepare a double boiler with water in the bottom pan over medium-high heat. Once near boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer.
Add the infused oil and the liquid lecithin to the top pan of the double boiler and whisk to incorporate. If using a solid coconut oil, allow melting before whisking.
In a separate small saucepan on the stove, bring the remaining ½ cup of water or juice to a boil.
Once boiling, add the lemon juice and the Jello packet to the hot liquid. Mix well to dissolve.
Carefully and slowly, pour the jello mix into the double boiler with the oil and lecithin while whisking consistently until all ingredients are incorporated.
Add the bloomed gelatin to the ingredients in the double boiler. If using flavoring oils, add your desired amount here.
Whisk consistently for 10 minutes, ensuring no clumps form. This step is very important!
Using a squeeze bottle or pipette, add the gummy mixture to your molds of choice.
Allow the filled molds to set for at least 30 minutes before removing the gummies from the molds.
Leave the gummies to air dry for 24 hours or store the gummies immediately in the refrigerator or freezer.
Run a Test Batch First: As always, I recommend you make one *non-infused* test batch of gummies before trying with your actual product to ensure you like the taste, consistency, and process.
Unflavored Gelatin Note: If you are using butter or solid coconut oil, use ¾ ounce (3 packs) of Knox gelatin. If you are using a liquid oil, such as MCT oil, use 1 ounce (4 packs) of Knox gelatin.
Mold Inhibitors: In this recipe, I've used lemon juice as a natural preservative and mold inhibitor. It does not lend a strong or noticeable flavor to the gummies. You can also use LorAnn Mold Inhibitor or potassium sorbate in place of the lemon juice.
Lecithin Options: Yes, you can use powdered lecithin in place of the liquid lecithin in the exact same amount. If your infused oil has sunflower lecithin, you should still add the 2 teaspoons of lecithin called for in this recipe.
A Word of Caution When Air Drying: Humidity will cause an issue of oil sweating if you are air-drying your gummies, especially if they are made with MCT oil. If it is humid where you live, you must air dry your gummies in the refrigerator where the temperature and humidity are better controlled. If you use a food dehydrator to dry your gummies, you must ensure it does not use heat. Any low-temperature dehydrators (~90°) will cause your gummies to melt.