Homemade Gummy Bears

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!

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

3 Pack Gummy Bear silicone Molds- 150 gummy bears total +3 Droppers- BPA Free3 Pack Gummy Bear silicone Molds- 150 gummy bears total +3 Droppers- BPA Free

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 moldhomemade gummy bears for the gummy bear candy), pop it into the freezer for about ten minutes and enjoy! It’s so easy!!

homemade gummy bears

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!

homemade gummy bears

How Did They Turn Out?

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 Acidhomemade gummy bears, but I haven’t tried that yet!

Gooj-Gummy Bear Molds- (Recipe included on the box) 3 Silicone Molds 150 gummy bears total +3 Droppers- BPA Free (3 Pack; Green, blue, and Yellow)Gooj-Gummy Bear Molds- (Recipe included on the box) 3 Silicone Molds 150 gummy bears total +3 Droppers- BPA Free (3 Pack; Green, blue, and Yellow)Citric Acid - 1 Pound - Food Grade , Non-GMO, Organic, 100% PureCitric Acid – 1 Pound – Food Grade , Non-GMO, Organic, 100% Pure

If your kids are like mine, then they really like gummy worms…you’re in luck! I found some really cool gummy worm molds you can pick up while you’re picking up the amazing deal on a gummy bear three pack mold!


  1. I’ve never tried to make my own, yet I am so addicted on Haribo gummies. This might save me a ton!

  2. Those are the cutest gummy bears…ever! I can’t believe they’re sugar-free, too! I am definitely going to try making these. It’ll make me feel like I’m cheating on my diet! 🙂 Love it!

  3. I keep seeing recipes online for gummy bears. Yours looks so simple. I really have to try making my own sometime.

  4. I am always amazed by the people who give up sugar. It’s my best friend! How can I part from it?! But with recipes like this, I think it might just be doable! Pinned it!

    • It’s so crazy to me! I craved Sour Patch Kids when I was pregnant with my daughter. I ate them until my mouth was raw. But I don’t miss sugar at all. I feel SOOOOO much better overall!

  5. What a great homemade snack! I would agree that dropper would sure make it an easier process!

  6. Tony Line says

    I would like to learn about the no sugar diet.

    • Hi Tony, please Google “Keto Diet”. That is the diet that I am following and what I reference in this post! It is a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet. Basically you switch your body from using carbs to fuel your body to using/burning fat to do so. Hope that helps.

  7. Sugar free gelatin has aspartine in it. Which is definitely not good for you. Read up on it if you are using it. You are better off to use real sugar.

  8. THose are adorable!

  9. Do they have to stay refridgerated or in the freezer? Will they melt if you put them in a bag after they’ve finished freezing and take them to school?

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