Our gummy bears will come in handy any day that you are short on protein. They are packed with protein from gelatin (we were so rapt that we were able to order grass fed gelatin from the US.) It’s such a real treat to indulge in a big handful or two of these cute little things. If you are curious as to why gelatin is good for you, please stay tuned for our post on its benefits.
You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make. At the beginning I used to dissolve normal gelatin you got from the store or bloom it and then put it to boil. Lately I have found a quicker and easier way. I just dissolve it first and microwave for 20 or so seconds then add sweetener and flavoring. Takes less than 5 minutes.
Flavor-wise, we love apple cider vinegar but you can make whatever flavor you like. The possibility is endless. I would love to use real fruit juice or real fruit puree but that will alarmingly bump your carb intake up. We have bought a box of assorted fruit tea and found a few flavor we didn’t like to drink such as cherry and blackcurrant. I felt bad about throwing it away so I tried using it to make gummy bears and it worked. You already had fruit flavor in the tea and all you have to do is add your sweetener and a bit of lemon juice or in our case, apple cider vinegar. The lemon juice will only add a minute carb on your macros while ACV will have zero carb.
All that said, the process is quite simple. You heat up your gelatin in the microwave (it doesn’t even need to be boiling) just enough to dissolve. Once the liquid looks clear, you are done. Then add your sweetener to taste and add lemon or ACV if using.
Your gummy bears will have a light brown color but if you want to make it fun, you can add some color to it. I have made real raspberry gummies using 1 tbs of frozen raspberry and a pinky sized piece of beetroot, blend it and strain out the juice and add gelatin and sweetener to it. The final product looked like a million dollar (if I do say so myself.)