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Sugar Free Gummy Bear Recipe
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Sugar Free Gummy Bear Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 5 trays
Author: Jennifer


  • 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


  • 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!