02.25.13

DIY Healthy Gummy Bear Snacks!

 

Let’s face it. We are all guilty of giving our little peanuts some candy and sugar here and there and if you are like us then you have a trusty sucker stash in the diaper bag for those moments you just need took them occupied or a quick fix to a temper tantrum. We are guilty and it’s ok. We have been trying to be  bit more healthy when it comes to our little peanuts and have been looking for healthy and easy treat ideas our peanuts will love. We found this amazing recipe for healthy gummy bear treats and we just had to give it a try for ourselves! These all natural gummy treats were an instant hit at our home and they are perfect to put in a little baggy and take with you on the go instead of that sucker stash! With only a few simple ingredients that you can get at your grocery store + they are so easy to make you will be hooked as well! Give it a try and let us know what you think! The blueberry grapefruit our our favorite!

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

- 3 Lemons {or organic lemon juice}

- 4 limes {or organic lime juice}

- Box of Original Gelatin {unflavored}

- Stevia in the Raw

- 2 Oranges

- 1/2 Grapefruit

- 2 Cups Blueberries

- 2 Cups Strawberries

 

STRAWBERRY ORANGE GUMMY BEARS
Makes: 18 Servings {Per Serving: 20 Gummy Bears}

- Squeeze as much juice from the orange as a possible {should equal 1/2 cup}.

- Squeeze 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of lime juice.

- Combine: lemon juice, lime juice and orange juice to make a citrus juice.

 

- Dice two cups of strawberries.

- Add: strawberries and citrus juice to a boiling pot.

- Let the mixture simmer on medium until fruit is extra soft.

 

- Remove mixture from stove and add to a blender or food processor.

- Add 2 packets of Stevia in the Raw.

- Blend until smooth.

- Let the hot mixture cool 5-7 minutes

- After the mixture has slightly cooled, add five packets of gelatin to the blender.

- Blend until there are no clumps.

- Add to a flat baking sheet or tin.

- Place in refrigerator for one hour to firm.

 

- After your gummy mixture has cooled and firmed, remove it from refrigerator.

- Cut out gummy bears with a extra small cutter. You can also use any shape or other cookie cutters you already have at home.

- You can find these mini bear cutters in the clay section at Hobby Lobby.

 

BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT GUMMY BEARS:
Makes: 15 Servings {Per Serving: 20 Gummy Bears}

- Squeeze 1/2 of a grapefruit into a mixing bowl.

-Add 1/4 cup freshly squeezed or organic lemon juice

- Add 2 cups of blueberries to the bowl and mix.

- Boil the blueberries & juice the same way the strawberries were boiled above.

 

- After the blueberries are boiled soft, add to a blender or food processor.

- Blend on high, let cool for 5-7 minutes.

- After the mixture has slightly cooled, add five packets of gelatin and two packets of Stevia in the Raw to the blender.

- Blend until there are no clumps.

- Add to a flat baking sheet or tin.

- Place in the refrigerator for one hour to firm.

- After the gummy mixture is cooled, cut out with mini cookie cutters and enjoy!

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12 Responses to DIY Healthy Gummy Bear Snacks!

  1. I need to make these! Capri loved the ones you had from the photo shoot today!

  2. Mimi Kojima says:

    Can’t wait to try these!

  3. Theresa says:

    How long will these keep and how do you store them? Thanks!

  4. Megan says:

    Hi Theresa! They will last about 3-4 days in a zipped lock baggy. You don’t have to refrigerate them but you can :)

  5. Andrea says:

    What do yo mean that you “add them to a boiling pot?” How much water is boiling in the pot, or do you boil itwithout water?

  6. Megan says:

    Hi Andrea,
    We just mean to boil the ingredients in a pot ;) No water needed. Sorry for the confusion!

  7. Courtney says:

    Just curious…were the strawberry orange ones quite tart? Wondering if I did something wrong.

  8. Megan says:

    Hi Courtney!
    Yes the strawberry orange can be a little more tart. When we want it sweeter we add more orange juice instead of the lemon and lime juice. We have also tried them with adding in a banana and that really sweetens them up as well!

  9. Brianna says:

    Where can I buy a mini gummy bear cutter?

  10. Megan says:

    Hi Brianna! We got our mini bear cutter in the clay section at Hobby Lobby. We have seen them at Michael’s as well. Hope that helps!

  11. Gerry says:

    Where can I learn about nutrition for this

  12. emily hyatt says:

    Hiya! These look so good! I cannot wait to try them!

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