orange gummy bears

Homemade Orange Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are such cute little treats, I always feel like I should be playing with them rather then eating. My kids really enjoy them as well but even my favorite natural brand is overly sweet and has some ingredients that make me wonder why they are there. Since I discovered these neat little molds, I’ve been obsessed with making my own.

Only three ingredients, and a little patience go a long way to make both mom and kids happy. I am certainly glad to know that my kids’ treats belong in a category of nutrient dense food.

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homemade orange gummy bears

homemade orange gummy bears

HOMEMADE ORANGE GUMMY BEARS

Ingredients
1 cup orange juice (squeeze your own)
3 tablespoons sweetener (honey or maple syrup)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, but gives it creamy orange flavor)
6 tablespoons grass fed gelatin (I use Great Lakes in orange can)

Instructions
Prepare molds (if you use these, you will need two sets; or use one set and pour the rest into ramekins to slice into cubes later).
Whisk 1 cup orange juice with 3 tablespoons sweetener and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a small heavy bottom sauce pan (I use this butter warmer).
Add 6 tablespoons of gelatin, and warm on low until gelatin dissolves. The liquid shouldn’t get hot, just warm enough to dissolve any visible clumps and chunks.
Using a dropper (it comes with the molds pictured here), pipe the gelatin mixture into the molds.
Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes, or until completely set.
Remove from molds.
I store them in refrigerator but they also keep shape at room temperature.

Notes
The initial gelatin smell goes away quickly after Homemade Orange Gummy Bears cool down.
If you get air bubbles, and want to remove them – use a toothpick.
This mold makes very small gummy bears, so it’s quite time consuming to pipe and remove them from the molds. I make them as a special treat, or to take along on trips.

homemade orange gummy bears

Homemade Orange Gummy Bears
 
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Homemade orange gummy bears are a healthy and nourishing treat that helps protect our digestive system and connective tissues.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice (squeeze your own)
  • 3 tablespoons sweetener (honey or maple syrup)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons grass fed gelatin (I use Great Lakesin orange can)
Instructions
  1. Prepare molds (if you use these, you will need two sets; or use one set and pour the rest into ramekins to slice into cubes later).
  2. Whisk 1 cup orange juice with 3 tablespoons sweetener and ½ teaspoon vanilla in a small heavy bottom sauce pan (I use this butter warmer).
  3. Add 6 tablespoons of gelatin, and warm on low until gelatin dissolves. The liquid shouldn't get hot, just warm enough to dissolve any visible clumps and chunks.
  4. Using a dropper (it comes with the molds pictured here), pipe the gelatin mixture into the molds.
  5. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes, or until completely set.
  6. Remove from molds.
  7. I store them in refrigerator but they also keep shape at room temperature.
Notes
The initial gelatin smell goes away quickly after Homemade Orange Gummy Bears cool down.
If you get air bubbles, and want to remove them - use a toothpick.
This mold makes very small gummy bears, so it's quite time consuming to pipe and remove them from the molds. I make them as a special treat, or to take along on trips.

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