Store bought gummy bears used to be a treat I considered to be healthful. Before our journey into a more natural lifestyle began, I thought anything that was low in calories meant “healthy.”
DIY Natural Sweet Gummy Bears
Orange Gummy Bears
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey (use a good local raw honey)
- 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
- gummy bear silicone mold
Combine all ingredients except gelatin in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir with a whisk.
Gradually whisk gelatin into the mixture, stirring constantly. (Avoid dumping gelatin into pan all at once, which will cause big globs of gelatin to remain in finished product.)
Continue heating over medium-low heat until all ingredients are well combined and gelatin is completely melted. (The mixture will change from a grainy, jelly-like consistency to a more glassy, smooth consistency when gelatin is all melted.)
Place gummy bear mold on a cookie sheet (which makes it easier to move without spilling once filled). Pour mixture into silicone mold and place in freezer for about 20-30 minutes.
Pop gummy bears out of mold and store in an airtight container. They will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.