Homemade Fruit Gummies
We’ve all been there…the snack aisle. The kids have identified all of their favorite characters on the boxes of those fruit chews. Ever pick up a box? Eeks.
Luckily there are a few brands now who make their snacks out of 100% fruit, but they tend to be expensive and harder to find. Check these out! Quick, simple, and less than 5 ingredients! You’ll feel a lot better about what’s going into your wee ones and they’ll be pretty darn happy too!
Have kids who are walking and talking? Let them join in on the fun. Kids love helping in the kitchen and this is an easy enough recipe to involve even littler ones. They’ll enjoy seeing the fruits of their labor and snacking on them too!
- 1 cup organic fruit juice (I used grape)
- 1/4 cup gelatin (I used this one)
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (omit for aip)
- the juice from 1/2 lemon
- 2-3 small silicone ‘candy’ molds (I used these and this)
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan until heated through and well combined
- Quickly remove from heat and carefully pour into molds
- Refrigerate for an hour or until firmed
do you think I could use 1 cup of fresh fruit puree instead of the fruit juice?
Yes I’d think so!
Tried this tonight and it was great! I am on AIP at the moment and omitted the coconut sugar but did think it could’ve used more sweetness. Just out of curiosity, why did you recommend omitting coconut sugar on AIP? Maybe I’m confused as I’m new to it, but it appears to be compliant: http://autoimmune-paleo.com/stocking-the-aip-pantry/
You can use it but some people on AIP like to limit sugars altogether so I just said omit if that is the case. You can definitely include if you want a little more sweetness. Also consider adding in some extra lemon juice to kick it up!
Can you covered the gummy with sugar?
You probably could! I haven’t tried it as I tend to keep sugars to a minimum if possible.
Do you know the carbohydrate count for these?
I don’t sorry, I don’t keep a carb count on any of my recipes.
When making these if you want the sticky gummies how much of the gelatin would you use? Tried different recipes and can’t figure out the ratio for the sticky gummies you buy in store without all the bad stuff.
When making these and want the sticky gummies texture how much gelatin would you use to get that. My Children love gummies but I hate buying them cause all the bad stuff but used different recipes and can’t figure the right recipe for the sticky gummies
Well the problem with trying to make them sticky is that if you use less gelatin they will fall apart. So the only thing I can think of is if you made a reduced syrup that was thick and gooey and then added the gelatin to that. Just a thought, I don’t know for sure if that would work or not.
Emily Hammar says
A few questions 🙂
1. How many gummies does one recipe make? Is it similar to a box of fruit snacks?
2. How long do these stay fresh?
3. Should they be refrigerated?
Thanks for the recipe! I look forward to trying them!
Hi Emily, the number of fruit snacks it makes will depend on the size of your mold. I have some bigger molds (like the legos) and some smaller ones like the mini flowers and hearts. The minis will probably make similar to 4 pouches of fruit snacks. I would refrigerate them after making, yes. In an airtight bag they will last about a week. Enjoy!
Do you think I could replace honey for the coconut sugar? I’d experiment but don’t want to waste my precious gelatin (since it’s very expensive where I live) and thought you may have tried it at one point in time… Thanks! 🙂
It would probably work, just let it dissolve on the stovetop before you pour into the mold.
Hi there! Just curious – could I replace coconut sugar with cane sugar? We don’t have cocunut sugar in our pantry, & if I can use cane I’d rather not buy a bag of coconut sugar (since I probably won’t use it for anything else). Thanks!
Yes that should likely work!