These Sugar Free Gummy Bears are the perfect way to give your immune system a boost during sick season. Perfect for little and big kids alike!
Is everyone around you sick?
I bet they are because back to school and back to cold weather usually means lots and lots of germs, colds and nasty bugs. We haven’t been hit too hard but at least one of us was sick each week in October.
Mostly minor stuff but it still sucks.
One thing I’ve been making over and over for both us and the kids are these Sugar Free Gummy Bears.
They are so tasty and an easy way for all of us to get a boost of Vitamin C and gelatin but free from sugar (which is an immune system depressor).
I use these gummy bear molds. I recommend buying two sets though because waiting for the gummies to set to make another batch is a pain in the butt and they go fast!
These are easy to make and a perfect kitchen activity to include your little ones in – both my boys can participate. My toddler usually does the whisking and our older son loves using the droppers to fill the molds.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of these! Alyssa xo
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These Sugar Free Vitamin C Gummy Bears are the perfect way to give your immune system a boost during sick season. Perfect for little and big kids alike!
- 1 cup unsweetened organic fruit juice (dark red or grape)
- 2 Tablespoons monkfruit sweetener (powdered)
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons high quality gelatin
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin C boost
Pour juice into a small saucepan. Heat until almost boiling. You do NOT want to bring the juice to a boil or it will ruin the gelatin and won't set properly.
Whisk in the monkfruit powder and lemon juice until completely dissolved.
Remove from heat and slowly whisk in the gelatin until completely dissolved.
Add in Vitamin C powder and whisk until well mixed.
Work quickly to transfer the mixture to the gummy molds. I recommend placing the molds on a baking sheet that fits in your fridge or freezer BEFORE filling them so that they are easier to transfer.
Once filled, move the molds to the fridge (for at least 2 to 3 hours) or to the freezer (for at least 1 hour).
Once set, remove and pop out of the molds. Store in an airtight glass jar with a lid for up to a week.
An individual serving is 10 gummy bears. Enjoy!
- I recommend lightly spraying the molds with coconut oil or avocado oil so the gummy bears pop out easier. The little arms and legs can get stuck.
- I have used a number of different unsweetened juices to make these, for the purposes of the nutrition that I calculated, I used ORGANIC UNSWEETENED TART CHERRY JUICE.
- Take note that pineapple, papaya and mango juice contain bromelain, an enzyme that denatures gelatin. So, if you want to use one of those juices, you need to boil them first or the gummies won't set.
- Store in the fridge for up to one week (they will be gobbled up by then but just in case!).
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Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
I bought some molds and gelatin over a year ago for the purpose of making my own vitamins gummies and cough drops and still haven’t gotten around to it! Thanks for the reminder and these look awesome!
Yay! You have to do it – perfect for holiday gifts 🙂
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
Ahhh I need to get these molds! These are the cutest!
They are and so affordable!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
These are so much fun and my kids would love them too!
My kids LOVE these and love to help make them!