Orange Gummies – No Sugar Added!

I love candy. I seriously. love. candy. But for the sake of my teeth (and the rest of me) I’m exploring recipes with alternatives to refined sugar. This way I can calm the little sugar monster inside me without tipping the scale.

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And these gummies are sooo great! Yummy and easy to make, and only 102 calories in the entire batch. For real.

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What you’ll need:

• 4 packets of unflavored gelatin

• 1/3 cup fresh orange juice

• 1 teaspoon of orange extract

• 3 teaspoons of stevia blend sweetener

• 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid (optional for tartness)

• Candy molds

• A baster or (in my case, chocolate/batter squeeze bottle)

Yields: 25 large gummies

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Combine dry ingredients (gelatin, sweetener, and citric acid).

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And then stir in the juice and extract.

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It’ll mix up to be about the consistency of mashed potatoes.

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Next, boil about an inch of water in a skillet, and place your bowl of gelatin in the boiling water. And stir as it melts.

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Once it’s good and liquidy, and foam forms on the surface, remove it from the heat and use your baster to suck up the gelatin below the foam. No big deal if you get some bubbles, but you’re aiming for clear gelatin for your gummies.

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And transfer to your molds. Make sure you fill them to the top, so you’re able to easily get them out when they’ve set.

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Pop them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, or until cool and solid. Then, to remove, just grab a corner and pull up. They’re pretty sturdy little guys by now, so don’t worry too much about tearing them.

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Voilà! Enjoy your lovely, home-made [no sugar added!] gummies :).

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