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Healthy, Clean Candy Gummies

The Holiday season is full of sweets and treats. Christmas cookies, baked goods, candy canes-- the list is endless. There's sugar everywhere, but it's not always clear what other additives are in the sweets that we're munching on.

Try this recipe for homemade gummies so you can satisfy that sweet tooth while also keeping an eye on what you put into your body.

(Note that this does require some equipment, namely the molds to create the shape of the candy).

Healthy Gummies Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fruit juice (80g)
  • 2 Tbsp honey (42g)
  • 2 tsp or 2 packets of stevia (4g) or granulated sugar (8g) - optional
  • 1 Tbsp (or 1 envelope) unflavored gelatin (9g)

Tools / Equipment Needed

organic gummies- O2 Living blog makers of organic cold-pressed fruit and vegetable Living Juice

Healthy Gummies Recipe

  1. Begin by placing the silicone molds on a baking tray. This makes it easier to transport them into the fridge. Also make sure you have a flat area in your fridge to place the gummy bears once they're poured in the molds.
  2. Make each flavor separately.
  3. Bring 1/3 cup fruit juice, 2 Tbsp of honey and 2 tsp of either stevia sweetener or granulated sugar to a boil over a medium high heat in a small saucepan or pot.
  4. Set aside to cool for 3 minutes. It should still be warm enough to melt the gelatin, but not hot enough to weaken the setting power of the gelatin.
  5. In a small container or bowl, bloom the unflavored gelatin by mixing together 1 Tbsp of gelatin with 1 Tbsp of water until the gelatin is fully dissolved. The mixture should become quick thick as you stir it.
  6. As soon as the gelatin and water are mixed together, add it into the slightly cooled juice mixture.
  7. As the gelatin sits it can firm up and become difficult to mix in. If this happens, don't worry. It should still be able to dissolve into the juice mixture, but it will take longer to melt / dissolve full. Make sure the gelatin is fully dissolved before filling the molds, or else tiny bits of gelatin can clog up the eye dropper.
  8. Use an eye-dropper (they come with most small silicone molds, or you can order them) to carefully fill the silicone molds. Be sure do this as soon as the gelatin is fully mixed into the juice mixture. If you let it sit and continue to cool, the mixture will start to set.
  9. Carefully place the molds in the fridge for 30 minutes, then pop them out of the molds and enjoy!
  10. Make as many batches as you want with different flavors of juice. You can also combine two different juices! I made five using apple juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, and black cherry juice.
  11. Leftover gummies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
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