DIY Vegan Gummies

DIY

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 comments

  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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