I just found this really yummy looking recipe for homemade gummy bears. I can’t wait to get the molds and try making this with some of my neighbors honey and our favorite fruit purees. I can only imagine how tasty these will be. My daughter loves the conventional gummy bears that are loaded with sugar and probably preservatives that we don’t need. I can’t wait to supply her with a healthy alternative to store-bought gummy bears.
The recipe for these gummy bears is fairly simple and straight forward. The only thing that I don’t have in my cooking pantry is the unflavored gelatin. I’ll bet they could be made with a flavored jello package in a pinch. I’ll try them both ways and report back here as to how they turned out.
If you don’t have the molds to do this, you can order them from Amazon. If you go through my page to buy it, I will make a few cents to be able to keep sharing great things with you. (It doesn’t cost you anymore)
Here are the molds I’ve ordered:
*2 PACK* 63 Cavity Silicone Gummy Bear Mold with BONUS DROPPER FOR EASY FILLING! Best Gummy Candy Mold, Bear Molds, Gummy Molds, Gummy Bear Maker, Gummy Candy Maker, Chocolate Bear Mold
I ordered this set of molds because 1) it has 2 and I like to do things doubled and 2) it has the cool eye-dropper filler to make my life easier. After I make a few batches of these gummy bears I may just want to pour it into the molds but seeing as I haven’t made these yet, I really have no idea.
Here is the recipe for making these yummy gummy bears:
1/4 Cup of your favorite fruit purée (make sure it’s not frozen)
1/4 Cup purified water or coconut water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoons raw honey
2 Tablespoons of unflavored gelatin- hmm this is something else I must order.
Here it is on Amazon:
Now that you have the ingredients to make these homemade gummy bears all gathered up, you can start cooking it.
Mix the fruit puree you chose with the water (or coconut water), lemon juice and honey together in a saucepan over low to medium-low heat and whisk until it is all smooth, no bumps at all. Now you can add your unflavored gelatin but you must continue to whisk without stopping from here on. You do not want this to come to a boil!
After you get it all mixed and it is completely smooth, turn it off, remove from heat and let it cool for a moment. Now you can get your molds ready and set them on a cookie sheet for support. Pour your gelatin mixture into the molds or use the cool dropper to fill each gummy bear mold. Once they are all full, carefully take them to the freezer (hopefully you made room for the cookie sheet ahead of time) and leave them in there for 15 minutes to cool.
Once the 15 minutes have passed, you can get your homemade gummy bear trays out of the freezer and pop them out of the mold and enjoy! Your kids will think you are a superhero and you will be giving them a nice treat that isn’t full of over-processed products and fake coloring. It’s a win win!
If you have made gummy bears, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Drop us a line if have a tip or trick to making these. Know of a better way to make homemade gummy bears? Please tell us! What’s your favorite flavor to make? How did your kids react to having them for the first time?