Low Carb Gummy Bears
Fruity, chewy, and shaped like a bear! Gummy bears bring back so many memories as a child. Here we take your childhood memories and make them a bit healthier.
Many of the sugar free gummy bears on the store shelves cause some serious tummy troubles. Just check out these hilarious reviews for sugar free gummy bears.
Most sugar free gummy bears on the market are made with maltitol sugar alcohol which has a bit of a “ahem” laxative effect for most people. In this recipe we avoid any sugar alcohols to make sure that your stomach and taste buds are happy!
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Gelatin Nutrition Facts
Did you know that gelatin is actually pretty nutritious? Here are some fun gelatin nutrition facts :-)
Great source of protein with 7 grams per one ounce serving (1).
Carb free food! (1)
While more research needs to be done, there is some evidence that gelatin consumption can help support joint health (2)
Contains no fat or cholesterol (1)
Low Carb Fruit Gummies
Looking for a more flavorful gummy?
I think these gummies are great the way they are but they don’t have as powerful of a flavor as your traditional gummy bears. If you would like a bit more flavor feel free to add in some fruit extract to taste. You can buy fruit extract online here or at your local grocery store. Just make sure to choose an extract flavor that goes with your juice of choice!
How to store your gummies:
The gummies will be fine for several hours at room temperature. It is best and they will keep the longest in the refrigerator.
Which juice should I use?
You can use your favorite low carbohydrate juice! I experimented with Ocean’s Spray Diet Cranberry Juice (2 grams of carbohydrates per cup) and V8 V Fusion Light Peach Mango (12 grams of carbohydrates per cup) and both were equally delicious.
You can also swap the juice for a strong brewed herbal tea :-)
Want to alter the chewiness of the gummy bears?
Feel free to add or subtract 1 tbsp of gelatin from this recipe if you desire a different texture. I found that this is the perfect ratio for most to enjoy!
What you will need:
If you are planning to make gummy bears you will need a gummy bear mold. You can find these online here or you can purchase them at your local craft store. You can also pour the gelatin into a pan covered in parchment paper. They won’t have a fun shape but taste just the same ;-)