Low Carb Gummy Bear Recipe
Before starting my keto diet, I use to be obsessed with gummies. I loved gummy bears as a dessert and would chow down on those little fruit snack packs all the time. But do you know how much sugar is in those tasty little gummies?! A lot. There are about 2 carbs in one gummy bear. ONE! SO eating a giant handful is not really an option for someone following a keto diet.
However, I still crave that chewy texture and burst of sweetness that you get when eating gummies. It is time to try making keto gummies. Not only would this satisfy my need for a gummy bear snack, but making gummy bears also sounds kind of fun.
The first thing you need to make this keto gummy recipe is a gummy bear mold. You can find gummy molds online and they are pretty cheap. I went with the classic bear shape but you can really choose any shape you’d like. The lego molds are cute and the little flowers are also pretty adorable. Just be sure the mold you pick is silicone or another flexible, food-safe material. A bendable mold will help the gummies pop out easily after they set.
Making the gummy bears is insanely easy. All you need to do is bloom gelatin in juice or tea then mix it together with more hot juice or tea. The gelatin will melt into the warm liquid almost instantly. If there are any gelatin lumps, heat and stir the mixture over low heat to break them up. You definitely do not want to be chewing on pieces of pure gelatin later on!
I sweeten my gummies with granular erythritol. The erythritol will melt right into the hot gummy liquid and sweeten the bears to perfection. You can skip the sweetener if you are already using a sweetened juice or tea. Just be sure that the sweetener in the juice is also low carb!
Most gummy bear molds come with an eyedropper to help you portion the gummy bear juice into each little cavity. I will admit, filling the gummy bear mold can be a little tedious. It does take a while to perfectly portion the juice using the eyedropper. However, once you get into a good flow, you will get faster and faster at this step.
If your liquid starts to thicken as you are portioning the bears, put the mix back on the stovetop for a few seconds to melt it again. You can also pop the liquid into the microwave for about 10 seconds just to reheat it. It is easier to use the eyedropper and fill the mold when the juice is very thin and warm.
The gummy bears will set pretty quickly since they are so small. If you bought a larger mold, the mix may need a little more time in the fridge to get firm. Once the bears are no longer liquid and feel firm to the touch, pop them out of the mold carefully. Peel the silicone mold away from each bear slowly and put the keto gummies right into your mouth! If you don’t eat them right away, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. You can also freeze the gummies and save them for later. They thaw pretty fast.
Keto gummies are a super fun treat to eat and also to make. Who knew you could make your own gummy bears that look like something straight out of the store! These chewy little treats are sure to put a smile on your face. Enjoy!
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