Homemade Gummies

I have a candy problem! I love it but I know it’s not something I should be muching on everyday. I’ve been using these recipes below to help curb my chewy cravings.

Orange Gummy Bears

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • gummy bear silicone mold (I use a small ice cube mold)

Strawberry Gummy Bears

  • ⅔ cup pureed strawberries (make sure they’re thawed to room temp if using frozen)
  • ⅓ cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • gummy bear silicone mold

Blueberry Gummy Bears

  • ½ cup pureed blueberries (allow to thaw to room temp if using frozen)
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • gummy bear silicone mold

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except gelatin in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir with a whisk.
  2. Gradually whisk gelatin into the mixture, stirring constantly. (Avoid dumping gelatin into pan all at once, which will cause big globs of gelatin to remain in finished product.)
  3. Continue heating over medium-low heat until all ingredients are well combined and gelatin is completely melted. (The mixture will change from a grainy, jelly-like consistency to a more glassy, smooth consistency when gelatin is all melted.)
  4. Place gummy bear mold on a cookie sheet (which makes it easier to move without spilling once filled). Pour mixture into silicone mold and place in freezer for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Pop gummy bears out of mold and store in an airtight container. They will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Note: You can also pour mixture into a baking dish greased with coconut oil if you don’t have silicone molds. After mixture is set up, cut with a knife or use cookie cutters to make any shape you like.

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