Homemade Red Gummy Bears
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Serves: 100 mini gummy bears
  • 100 ml apple juice*
  • 4 tsp gelatin ( I used beef gelatin from Great Lakes)
  • 1-2 tbsp blueberry concentrate (unsweetened)**
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • A little icing sugar or corn starch for coating the molds (optional)
  • cute silicone molds, see links above, or a flat glass container like an ovendish
  • * Store bought or freshly made
  • ** the more concentrate you add the darker red they will become.
  1. Add the apple juice to a small pot, sprinkle over the gelatin and let it “bloom”. Which is a fancy way to say: let the gelatin hydrate. See the pictures above, to get an idea about this step.
  2. While the gelatin blooms, get the rest of your ingredients and the molds ready. When I use these little gummy bear molds, I like to coat the molds with a little icing sugar (corn starch works fine as well). This makes it a bit easier to get the little gummies out of the molds again, once they are done.
  3. When the gelatin has bloomed, turn on the heat and slowly melt the gelatin apple juice mix. Don’t let it boil. Stir it slowly, don’t over whisk it, as it foams rather easy. Once all of the gelatin has dissolved, take it off the heat.
  4. Add the blueberry concentrate, honey and vanilla extract. Stir it gently, until it is all mixed well.
  5. Pour the gummy mix into molds, or use a little pipette (dropper). For the little gummy bear molds it is definitely necessary to use a little pipette.
  6. Place the gummies in the refrigerator for minimum an hour, before you remove them from the molds. If they are difficult to get out of the molds without breaking, pop them back in the refrigerator for another 30-60 minutes.
  7. They are now ready to be eaten. Enjoy 🙂 They stay good in the refrigerator for a couple of days, but remember to listen to your own threshold in terms of how fresh your food need to be. The longer they are kept, the harder the gummies get.
Recipe by The Histamine Friendly Kitchen at https://histaminefriendlykitchen.com/homemade-red-gummy-bears/