There is no surprise that gummy bears are one of kids favourite treats! We usually have a couple of packets hidden somewhere in the house so the kids can't eat them all in one session. One day, I thought I would look at the ingredients of the packet of gummy bears we normally purchased and was surprised at some of the preservatives. I thought, "there has to be a healthier alternative".
To Keep things simple, this gummy bear recipe has only 3 ingredients and you can switch it up depending on what flavour you prefer and what sweetener you would like to add. I love using fruit juice as it gives the gummy bears a lovely colour.
Some lovely flavours to try are
- Fruit Juice- such as orange juice, grapefruit juice, apple juice, cranberry juice, grape juice and watermelon juice.
- Honey or maple syrup to sweeten, I personally love honey in mine!
Using The Right Mold To Make These Healthy Gummies
Most small silicone molds will work with this recipe, so you can get creative with the shape of these healthy gummies too!
To make this easier, you can buy our silicone Gummy Bear Moulds here, ours also come with a free eye dropper which makes it soo much easier!
Ingredients for fruit Gummy Bears
Pour 1/2 cup juice into a sauce pan set on low heat.
Add 1 tablespoon honey.
Add 2 tablespoons of gelatin.
Mix until all dissolved and then remove from heat.
Using the dropper, add into your mold.
- After bringing your fruit juice mixture to a boil, let the juice mixture cool for about 3 minutes. This will help the gelatin set more firmly.
- Place in fridge for 30 minutes to cool and form or until solidified.
Keep stored in the refrigerator and they should last at least one week (but will usually get eaten up before then!).
Tips for Making the Best Healthy Gummies:
- Get creative with the type of fruit juice you use to make a fun variety of flavors!I used apple juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, and black cherry juice are amazing, not only for taste, but the colours look great!
- Place your silicone molds on a baking pan to make them easy to move around without spilling.
- Be sure to stir the fruit mixture and gelatin with a spoon or small spatula and not a whisk! A whisk will incorporate air bubbles into the mixture and make them harder to pipe into the silicone mold.
- Adjust the amount of sweeteners in these gummies to match your preference! You can add up to 1 additional Tbsp of granulated sugar or honey, or by omitting the honey and sugar or stevia all together.