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This is an easy, healthy, gluten free Homemade Gummy Bear Fruit Snacks recipe!
It is made with only 3 ingredients: Welch's 100% Grape Juice, honey, and gelatin!
Need a healthy snack your whole family will love?
These yummy gummy bear fruit snacks will put a big smile on your family's face.
Watch how to make
Why use Welch's Grape Juice?
Welch's Grape Juice tastes amazing and uses Concord Grapes.
The dark, thick purple skin and crunch seeds of the Concord grapes contain powerful plant nutrients called polyphenols.
Polyphenols play a role in a healthy heart by promoting healthy circulation and blood pumping.
Welch's Juice is also Non-GMO, gluten free, and does not have artificial flavors, or added sugar. It is loaded with Vitamin C.
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Steps to make
Follow these easy steps to make homemade gummy bears.
- Combine Welch's 100% Grape Juice, honey, and Gelatine in a sauce pan.
- Heat mixture until it is completely dissolved and forms a runny texture.
- Using a dropper, add Gelatine mixture to your gummy mold.
- Then refrigerate gummies for about 2 hours to set.
How easy is that? This is such a great, delicious, heart-healthy snack perfect for eating at home or on the go.
Note: I use Lizber Gummy Bear Molds 3 Pack , Silicone Candy Molds 50 Cavities with Bonus Dropper (Blue , Green , Red) for my mold.
You can use other shaped candy molds also, but I suggest using Silicone. It makes removing the gummies easy.
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*Tip: This recipe is made to be healthy. While it taste good, it is not loaded with extra sugar, so it is not as sweet as the store bought fruit snacks. If you want the gummy bears to taste sweeter, add more honey.
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- Homemade Cough Syrup
- Homemade Celery Salt
- Pina Colada Rum Jello Shots
- Mexican Chicken Soup
- Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips
Please leave me a comment below if you make these gummy bears and tell me what you thought about it. I would love to hear back, and so would my readers.
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Healthy Homemade Gummy Bear Fruit Snacks
- 1 cup Welch's 100% Grape Juice
- 3 tbs Gelatin
- 1 tbs honey
- Mix 1 cup Welch's Grape Juice, 3 tbs gelatin, and 1 tbs honey.
- Cook on medium heat until ingredients are completely dissolved and mixture is runny.
- Using a dropper, drop gelatin mixture in candy mold.
- Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
So cute and so much better for you then the store bought kind. Less expensive too! I'm printing off that coupon and getting some grape juice to make my own ASAP 🙂
Thank you so much for this natural. healthy gummy bear recipe. I just read where the store variety may contain some very unhealthy ingredients.
Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
These are so much fun, and it doesn't get much better than grape juice. I have some large gummy bear molds, but I need to pick up some of these tiny ones - they're perfect!
Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
How cute are THESE?! My kids will happily snarf these gummies down. I love that they're a healthy snack too—SCORE!
I would make these, they look so easy and kids would love them x
Veronica Checking Brundage
Do they have to stay refrigerated? These would be great as snacks for school
I would keep them refrigerated or in a lunch box with an ice pack. There are no added preservatives, so I am not sure if they would not go bad.
Already keeping in mind that moderation is best, do you know if there is a limit to how many of these can be eaten? Is a serving size 5-6 lil bears like would be in a snack bag? Is too much gelatin not good for you? Thank you!!!
Bre, I am not sure how to give you an exact answer, but there is much less sugar and preservatives in this recipe than buying the store bought almost candy gummies. They will also taste less sweet.... From what I understand, gelatin is actually good for you. I am not a nutritionist, so this is based on what I have read. Here a couple links about the health benefits of gelatin: http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=16012 and http://thecrunchymoose.com/gelatin/ Hope this helps.
Hey excited to make these. Do i need to grease my mold
No, you do not need to grease the mold.
How long to they keep an do you have to keep them in fridge can you make them with any kind of juice
I know it’s a bit late but I ended up putting 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice in mine and it turned out great. Just keep in mind that the texture of it is not 100% like the gummy bears you buy at the store. These are like eating lightly firmer jell-o.
I tried making these and my gummies never hardened. Any idea what I did wrong? Thank you!!!
I have made these with tart cherry juice and beef gelatin, they last at least 2-3 weeks in a sealed container in the fridge with no change to quality! I think they'd last much longer but I ate them all before I could find out!
I made these a few days ago, came out great. Does not taste as sweet as the juice though, fyi. Although not as sweet as the juice my 4 year old loved them. Made me think I could up the healthy factor and used a kale/ spinach/ apple juice mixed green juice from trader Joe's. Was a little worried I was pushing my luck but my daughter loved those as well (I did add honey to both of course and maybe slightly more to the green juice recipe). Also, there is apple juice in the green juice - not a favorite of mine for trying to be healthy, but still nice knowing my 4 year old I'd enjoying the gummies that are not preservative, extra sugar laden, with some veg content, etc.
Hello! Can you tell me what brand of gelatin you use?
My grocery store sells Knox Gelatine. That is what I use. Hope that helps.
I made these an they're wonderful. Does anybody know if you can do this with elderberrie?
If you mean elderberry juice, yes. You can use any juice.
Can you replace the grape juice with other juices? if so, please can you tell me which ones.
I would think you could replace it with any juice. I haven't tried, but it should come together the same except with a different flavor.
Hi Katie. Tried your gummy bear recipe and it worked out wonderfully. I made 3 different batches, I made a batch with diet juice with honey, one with white cranberry juice and added sugar and apple flavoring And one with a herbal tea and truvia. The recipe was easy and longest part was filling the bear mold. They taste very good. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
I’m thinking of trying this amazing recipe. My question is what serving size is the nutritional data referring to? 1 full batch? Thanks very much, looks delicious!
A quarter of the batch. There are about 4 servings.
Hi! Love the recipe but how do you recommend storing these?
I put them in the refrigerator. Because there are no preservatives, they only last a few days. It isn't that they go bad, they just begin to dry up.
Easy and yummy! Nice texture too! We didn’t have enough plain gelatin, so we used some jello powder, and it worked great.
This looks great! Can I eliminate the honey and just use juice & gelatin only?
The honey adds a hint of sweetness. They will be fine without the honey. They just won't have that extra sweetener.
I pressed concord grapes (concentrate) added honey and gelatin and it was amazing. So strong and amazing! It was not sweet but amazing.