Low Carb Gummy Bears

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!

Low Carb Gummy Bears made with fruit juice.

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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)

  • May improve hair thickness (3, 4)

  • Evidence points to improvements in skin elasticity and moisture (5, 6, 7)

  • May help support brain health and memory- Gelatin is high in glycine which is linked to improved memory and attention span (8, 9, 10)

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!

Low carb fruit gummies

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 ;-)

Low Carb Gummy Bears

Yield: 5
Author: Laurel Ann Deininger, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M
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.

ingredients:

instructions:

How to cook Low Carb Gummy Bears

  1. Pour juice into a pot and heat to a simmer.
  2. Slowly mix in gelatin, truvia, and optional fruit extract until completely dissolved. Use the back of a spoon to break apart any lumps as needed.
  3. Using a dropper, place mixture into bear molds.
  4. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes or until solidified.
  5. Enjoy!

NOTES:

Nutrition information was based on using V8 V Fusion Light Peach Mango juice.

Calories

17

Carbs (grams)

1.5

Protein (grams)

5
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