DIY Vegan Gummies

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My kids, like all, are obsessed with gummies.  Sure, they are fun and tasty, but I usually hesitate to buy them because #1: I don’t usually like the ingredients and #2: they don’t usually come with recyclable packaging.  Womp womp.  Plus, gelatin really creeps me out…anyone else?? But I now have a recipe for DIY Vegan Gummies that the boys love because of the taste and I love because of the organic ingredients and no added sugar!  This super quick and easy recipe uses Agar Powder instead of gelatin.  Agar Powder is a mix of carbohydrates extracted from seaweed and is a great substitute for gelatin in any recipe.  It has no flavor/odor/color so it is perfect for these gummies.  The Agar Powder is diluted in your choice of juice, coconut water, or even flavored water.  I usually use organic juice or coconut water with pureed fruit added.  There is really so much room for creativity so the possibilities of flavors are limitless!  I also take this time to allow the boys to express their creativity.  I allow them to build-their-own in a way..what kind of juice, fruit, and molds.  It can really be so much fun!

*Caution: making these gummies does involve very HOT liquid so this isn’t a suitable activity for children to do unsupervised!*

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What you’ll need:

1T Agar Powder

1C juice or coconut water

Silicone Gummy Bear Molds

 

Dilute Agar Powder with the liquid of choice in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  Once the Agar Powder is dissolved and the liquid is softly bubbling, cook 5 minutes, stirring often.  Pour liquid into molds and allow to cool/harden in refrigerator.  Once cooled, pop out of mold and ENJOY!

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5 thoughts on “DIY Vegan Gummies

  1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve been searching for some healthier alternatives to candies for my daughter, and these are perfect!

  2. Such a great idea! I never want to give my kids the store bought ones because they are full of junk!

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