I’ve successfully given up sugar for the last 66 days. Say what? I know. It’s crazy. I am the person that used to be horribly addicted to sugar. However, since starting the Keto diet (and losing 44 lbs…go me!), I no longer crave sugar. At all. I can walk into a candy shop and not want to buy anything. Not because I am forcing myself to stick to this diet, but because I just don’t want it. However, there are those times, and I fully admit that it is purely psychological, when I feel like I want something gummy. When that happens, I make my homemade gummy bears!
Making Homemade Gummy Bears!
The homemade gummy bear recipe is super easy. My friend Greg was the one that told me how to make them. Basically you take:
- 1 big box of Sugar Free Jello
- 2 packets of Knox Unflavored Gelatin
- 1/2 cup water
Put all of that into a saucepan on low heat and stir, stir stir until it is completely melted. Then pour into your favorite silicone mold (I like this mold for the gummy bear candy), pop it into the freezer for about ten minutes and enjoy! It’s so easy!!
I ordered this particular mold because it came in a two pack AND it came with the little dropper. Let me tell you…that dropper is ESSENTIAL! Just make sure you allow the air bubbles in the dropper to go up to the top or you will end up with bubbles on your gummy bears like I have on a couple at the top!
For this particular batch of homemade gummy bears, I decided to use a small package of strawberry Jello and a small package of lemon Jello to make Strawberry Lemonade homemade gummy bears! They are so good! You could totally use the one large box of Jello and make a single flavor, but coming up with different flavors is fun! Next I will be making Lemon Lime and a Fuzzy Navel homemade gummy bear (peach Jello with orange Jello)
Aren’t the homemade gummy bears cute?!? Definitely give these a try! If you are following the Keto diet, this recipe made 94 gummy bears. Using My Fitness Pal, you can totally figure out how many of the gummy bears you can eat for the amount of protein you would like. For instance, one gummy bear has 0 g Fat, 0 g Carbs and 0.3 g Protein. I just ate four gummy bears and that is 1 g Protein!
You can totally buy gummy bears at the store, if you would like…or you can make your own flavors at home using the adorable mold from Amazon!! I did read that you can make sour gummy bears by using Citric Acid, but I haven’t tried that yet!