Aren’t these little dinosaur cute?! They are some of my favorite candy molds. Our favorite things to make in them are chocolate nut butter fat bombs and these gummies!
Store-bought gummies are full of added sugar and more often than not, corn syrup, vegetable oils, and artificial colors and flavors. We’ve tried a few homemade gummy recipes and have ended up with little rubbery pellets, jello-y gummies that didn’t hold together, and finally – the perfect gummies! And that’s why I’m posting today.
I love that these only have a few simple, real food ingredients and are easy to make. Grassfed gelatin is soothing to the digestive tract and helps support hair, skin, nails, and the immune system. I love local raw honey because it is a whole food sweetener full of enzymes – it’s added at the end in this recipe so those enzymes aren’t damaged by the heat.
Before you get started you will need some silicone candy molds – enough to hold at least 50-60 pieces worth of gummies, although that amount will vary depending on size. I’m linking these cute dino ones as well as some others at the end of this post.
Healthy Homemade Gummies:
1 2/3 cup organic 100% no sugar added juice (we used an apple cranberry blend)
1/3 cup grassfed gelatin (we use this one)
2 TBS organic lemon juice
1/4 cup local raw honey
Pour the juice into a saucepan and then add then sprinkle the gelatin over top. Let it sit a few minutes until the gelatin starts to “bloom” (soak up juice and expand).
Turn on the heat and warm the mixture over medium, whisking until gelatin is completely dissolved. Turn off the heat and let sit for about 5 minutes.
Add the lemon juice and honey and mix well.
Use a measuring spoon or dropper to fill up the silicone molds (I used these). Make sure to place your molds on a hard surface (like a cookie sheet) before filling. They are floppy and hard to move when full! Let the gummies sit at room temp in the molds for just a couple minutes.
Transfer to the fridge. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before releasing gummies from molds.
Store gummies in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
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