Sugar Free Gummy Bear Recipe

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Sugar-Free Gummy Bear Recipe

Sugar Free Gummy Bear Recipe

You know how many failed attempts I had at this Sugar-Free Gummy Bear Recipe before I finally got it right?  Ugh, too many!  I started off using Knox gelatin because that was the only product I could find local to me.  There’s not much gelatin in those little packs so I had a few fails because I didn’t add enough in each recipe I was creating. Keto Gummies are a tasty option to treat yourself too.

I ended up buying a big container of Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin because it has excellent reviews.  If you want to make Gummy bears, jello or anything that thickens, be sure you grab the orangish red label and not the green label.  This is the exact Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin I purchased on Amazon.  I live in Austin and I could not find one local store that carries this high-quality gelatin in stock.  Thank you AMAZON!

Sugar-Free Gummy Bears

I’ve been wanting to make homemade gummy bear treats for a long time.  Most of the recipes out there insist you need real sugar to make them.  I am not about to ruin my Ketogenic diet way of eating by consuming sugar.  I’ve been sugar-free for a year and 2 months now.  Gosh, I feel like an addict on a 12 step recovery program.

The Easter holiday is right around the corner so I am trying to think of fun sugar-free treats that I can use to fill the Easter Baskets.  Sometimes it seems impossible to make healthy options for our family but the effort is well worth the benefit and I am determined to be healthy!

Keto Gummies

I spent a few hours in the kitchen last night making sugar free gummy bear treats and sugar free marshmallows.  I am delighted with both!  Stay tuned for a marshmallow recipe too.  I am testing a few more things before I put that recipe up.  I am hoping to make chocolate covered Easter treat with them.  I get so excited about testing new techniques to fit my keto diet!

 

Gelatin Benefits

Gelatin is a form of hydrolyzed collagen.  Which basically means it’s broken down.  Hydrolyzed collagen is collagen that is derived from bovine bone and cartilage.  It has been used in cooking techniques for hundreds of years!  I personally have noticed a difference in my hair, nails and skin after a couple weeks of use.

There are so many benefits to gelatin!  This list might convince you to incorporate some into your daily intake too.

  • Improves digestion and gut health
  • Protects joints and helps with joint pain
  • Improves your quality of sleep
  • Improves hair, nails, and skin
  • Helps maintain heart health
  • Helps you feel full
  • Maintains strong bones,
  • Eases symptoms of arthritis

Sugar Free Gummy Bears Ingredients

How To Make Sugar Free Gummy Bear

In a small saucepan heat 1 1/2 cups of water with a 1/2 cup of sugar substitute.  You need to heat this just enough for the sugar substitute to dissolve in the water.  Be sure to taste it and add more sugar substitute if it’s not sweet enough for your taste buds.

Put a 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe container and bring it to a boil using the microwave. (or you can use the stove top for this part too)

Pour 5 tbs of Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin into the hot water and mix it quickly.  I found it easy to use my Nutri Ninja blender for this part because it starts to thicken pretty fast.

Then pour the 1/2 cup of gelatin mix into the sugar substitute water.

Add a few drops of Lorann oil extracts (I used about 3 droppers full) and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.  This part is where you can mix it to your liking.  Personally, we like Watermelon, Strawberry and Pina Colada flavorings.  We tend to use those often!  I used the watermelon flavoring in this video I created showing you the process.  Feel free to add food colorings at this step if you want to also.  I use this Wilton Food Coloring set for occasions like this.

Once I’ve added all the ingredients and mixed in thoroughly, I transfer the warm liquid into a measuring cup with a pourable spout.

Have your silicone gummy bear mold sets out and ready for filling.  There are so many different gummy bear mold sets that you are bound to find one or two you really like!  You can get Lego sets, bear sets, worm sets, hearts and so many more!  They are fairly inexpensive too!

 


 

Next, use the eye droppers included in this kit to fill your silicone mold with the liquid mixture.  TIP:  Make sure to plan your mold on a baking sheet so that you can easily transport it to the refrigerator without spilling the mixture.

Place the sets filled with the liquid mixture into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or more for it to set.

Remove the jellies from the molds and enjoy!  This recipe filled about five small gummy bear trays!  You can use any mold set you have.  I used a chocolate silicone mold set too.  I just made sure the liquid wasn’t really hot before adding the mixture to the silicone set.

I think the next time I make this recipe I will do a large pan lined with parchment paper and let the kids do their own gummy bear cut outs with cookie cutters! I will be sure to make a thin layer of solution that sets in the fridge first. This would make an excellent kids activity!

We didn’t eat all the gummies in one setting. I placed them in a storage container and kept them in the fridge. I did keep them out on the counter for about 4 hours and they didn’t melt or anything but I didn’t want them left out overnight.

Check out these other sugar-free recipes

Sugar-Free Gummy Bear Nutrition Label

Serves 4 (1/2 cup serving)

Calories 31, Total C 0.6g, Fiber 0g, Net C 0.6g, Sugars 0.1g, Fat 0g, Protein 7.5g

 


 

Here’s the printable version of this Sugar-Free Gummy Bear Recipe:

Sugar Free Gummy Bear Recipe

Sugar Free Gummy Bear Recipe

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 31

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup substitute powdered sweetener of your choice.  We prefer using Swerve Stevia or Erythritol.
  • 5 tbs  Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin  orange label
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional:  Food coloring and Lorann oil extracts for flavoring

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan heat 1 1/2 cups of water with a 1/2 cup of sugar substitute.  You need to heat this just enough for the sugar substitute to dissolve in the water.  Be sure to taste it and add more sugar substitute if it's not sweet enough for your taste buds.
  • Put a 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe container and bring it to a boil using the microwave. (or you can use the stove top for this part too)
  • Pour 5 tbs of Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin into the hot water and mix it quickly.  I found it easy to use my Nutri Ninja blender for this part because it starts to thicken pretty fast.
  • Then pour the 1/2 cup of gelatin mix into the sugar substitute water.
  • Add a few drops of Lorann oil extracts (I used about 3 droppers full) and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.  This part is where you can mix it to your liking.  Personally, we like Watermelon, Strawberry and Pina Colada flavorings.  We tend to use those often!  I used the watermelon flavoring in this video I created showing you the process.  Feel free to add food colorings at this step if you want to also.  I use this Wilton Food Coloring set for occasions like this.
  • Once I've added all the ingredients and mixed in thoroughly, I transfer the warm liquid into a measuring cup with a pourable spout.
  • Have your silicone gummy bear mold sets out and ready for filling.  There are so many different gummy bear mold sets that you are bound to find one or two you really like!  You can get Lego sets, bear sets, worm sets, hearts and so many more!  They are fairly inexpensive too!
  • Next, use the eye droppers included in this kit to fill your silicone mold with the liquid mixture.  TIP:  Make sure to plan your mold on a baking sheet so that you can easily transport it to the refrigerator without spilling the mixture.
  • Place the sets filled with the liquid mixture into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or more for it to set.
  • Remove the jellies from the molds and enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 31 | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 7.5g | Sugar: 0.1g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

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2 Comments

  1. Omg ty for this recipe. You should make them and sell them. Gummy bears are my all time favorite candy in the world!!! I’d buy them! Ty 🤗

  2. Can I use coconut milk in this recipe to create a creamy flavored gummy? If so, how can i substitute using that? Do you this with the half cup microwaved liquid? Thank you! I am looking forward to trying these.

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