Homemade Gummies

I posted this in my Instagram stories the other day and tons of people asked for the recipe so, here it is! Who else loves gummies? I feel like they are so nostalgic of the 90s. Unfortunately, gummies typically contain:

  • artificial flavors
  • artificial colors  (yellow 5, blue 1, red 40, yellow 6 and titanium dioxide)
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • other 💩 ingredients

When there are questionable ingredients where I’m unsure of the safety (or even just what the heck it is) I love utilizing this Food Additive Glossary. I am all about making healthy swaps when possible, and I’ve found that this simple recipe is a great way to do that!

These make great snacks for little ones, and will be perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat! Additional benefits of making gummies on your own include:

  • utilizing a healthier sugar source
  • includes real fruit
  • gelatin sourced from healthier animals (you are what you eat)
  • ZERO artificial ingredients that your body can’t recognize
  • can customize the shapes!

ingredients

🐮 1/4 cup grass-fed gelatin
🍯 3 Tbs honey
🍓 1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries
🍋 3/4 cup lemon juice

directions
  1. Place lemon juice and raspberries in a blender and blend on high until completely mixed. Pour into a saucepan.
  2. Add the honey and gelatin and whisk together. You will have a thick paste. Turn the heat on low, and continue to whisk the mixture for 5-10 minutes, until it becomes thin and everything is incorporated. Take off the heat.
  3. Pour into silicone molds or a small baking dish. Set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  4. If you used a small baking dish as a receptacle, cut into bite-size squares. Otherwise, remove gummies from their molds and enjoy!

What is your favorite kiddo-friendly recipe?!

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