Healthy Homemade Gummy Bears
These healthier homemade gummy bears are super easy to make and are made with unsweetened fruit juice and have no added sugar. Not only do these have way less sugar than regular gummies, they are made using Organika’s Bovine Gelatine Powder which is high in protein, great for gut health, and reduces joint pain. It is also known to help increase brain function and reduce the signs of aging. Bonus!!! I promise they look WAY more difficult to make than they are- all you need is some unsweetened juice, gelatin powered, and a gummy mold!!
Feel free to get creative as there are so many options of what kind of juice you can use. I have used fresh pressed juice, unsweetened fruit/veggie juice, as well as different smoothie blends and they all turned out well. I have also used this recipe to make rosé gummies and simply replaced the juice with a cup of rosé wine!!
- 1 cup unsweetened 100% juice
- 2 tbsp gelatin grass-fed is best (I like Organika’s Bovine Gelatin Powder)
- Silicone gummy molds (I ordered mine on Amazon) or an 8″ x 8″ glass baking dish
- Pour the juice into small saucepan.
- Bloom your gelatin- this is done by adding it to the top of the juice and letting it sit for 3 minutes until it appears almost wrinkly and somewhat absorbed.
Stir the gelatin well into the juice, then heat gently on a low temp until the juice is very warm but not boiling. This is important, do not overheat!!
Keep stirring until the gelatin is fully dissolved.
Pour the mixture into silicone molds or an 8-inch by 8-inch glass baking dish that’s been very lightly greased with coconut oil. You don’t have to grease the silicone molds if you decide to use those. How many gummy snacks you’ll end up with depends on how big your molds are.
Refrigerate the Homemade Gummy Snacks for at least 2 hours, then pop them out of the molds. You may want to freeze them for 15 minutes before you try to unmold.
Keep these gummy snacks refrigerated in a covered container. They keep for 3 to 5 days. If you want them to be a bit sweeter you can also add a tbsp of honey to the juice after the gelatin while heating the mixture.