Homemade Red Gummy Bears - Little Gut Healing Treats

Homemade Red Gummy Bears

  • Author: Tania Surrow Larsen - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 100 mini gummy bears 1x
  • Category: Candy


Homemade candy and baked goods are, in my book, a 1000 times better than anything you can buy at the supermarket. When you make it yourself you get control over which ingredients are used, the level of sweetness etc. Plus it is a nice and fun activity to do with the kids.


  • 100 ml apple juice*
  • 4 tsp gelatin (I used beef gelatin from Great Lakes)
  • 12 tbsp blueberry concentrate (unsweetened)**
  • 1 tbsp honey (or liquid sweetener of choice)


  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 and honey. 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.


  • Use store bought or freshly made apple juice.
  • The more blueberry concentrate you add the darker the red color will become.
  • Tip: Use a little icing sugar or corn starch for coating the molds (optional), this helps the gummy bears to come out of the mold easier.