This Gummy Bear Recipe is a major game changer, and a snack you and your whole family will love! While there are tons of healthy dessert recipes out there, healthy candy recipes can be more difficult to come by. Because of this, I knew it was time to make my very own Gummy Bear recipe!
While homemade gummy bears may sound really difficult, they’re actually much easier to make than you think. With only three easy ingredients you may already have in your pantry, you can make totally clean and healthy, zero repercussions treat everyone can enjoy! Let’s get into it.
Conventional Gummy Bears
Gummy bears have been a long-time favorite of mine, but until I began eating clean, I was naive to how much junk are in these products! Not only are they full of sugar, but they are also full of artificial, unhealthy, and unnecessary ingredients that are nothing less than incredibly harmful to the body (yes, even the ones that are “made with real fruit”).
The average packaged gummy has an ingredient list that includes: glucose syrup (from wheat or corn), refined sugar, artificial dyes, artificial flavors, and dextrose.
It doesn’t take a health expert to know that these ingredients are not beneficial to the body in any way. But what if there was an alternative that tastes just as good, and only requires 3 ingredients?! 3 ingredients that are refined sugar free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and 100% natural! It’s true! Here are the details:
Gummy Bear Recipe Ingredients
While store-bought gummies have an ingredient list a mile a long, most of those ingredients are totally unnecessary. You actually only need 3 ingredients to make a delicious, flavorful, and sweet gummy bear recipe…
The first ingredient in this gummy bear recipe is fruit juice! While most conventional gummies use artificial flavors to mimic the taste of fruit, this recipe uses REAL fruit. If at all possible, opt for organic, single-ingredient juice, not from concentrate.
A high-quality gelatin like this one from Vital Proteins is not only incredibly gut-healing, but it is also what gives gummies their gummy texture!
Instead of high fructose corn syrup, this recipe uses honey to achieve it’s candy-like sweetness. If vegan, the honey in this Gummy Bear Recipe can easily be swapped for maple.
Honey is full of nutrients and antioxidants, and offers numerous health benefits that largely out beat refined, empty-calorie sugar.
These gummies maintain the best texture when kept in the fridge, and are the perfect movie night snack for both kids, and adults! I can’t wait to share them with you, so let’s jump into the recipe!Print
How to Make Healthy Gummies
With only three easy ingredients, you can make a totally clean and healthy Gummy Bear Recipe everyone can enjoy!
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
1. Add fruit juice to a sauce pan, and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to “bloom” for 5 minutes.
2. Turn to medium-heat, and stir slowly with whisk until gelatin begins to dissolve.
3. Add in honey until fully dissolved.
4. Remove from heat, and fill gummy molds with dropper.
5. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes, pop out gummies, and refill. Repeat this process until there is no remaining juice. *note: if gummy mixture hardens before next batch, simply reheat on low until melted, and continue the process.
6. Store in fridge, and enjoy!
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