A great alternative for anyone watching their sugar intake but craving some chewy gummy candies! The best part is the flavor possibilities are limitless! Yum! I make these in gummy bear molds, but they can be made using any kind of candy mold. They can be stored at room temperature, but they retain a better gummy texture when stored in the fridge.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
75 gummy bears
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
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Directions

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  • Fill a saucepan almost halfway with water; bring to a boil.

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  • Measure 1/3 cup cold water in a glass measuring cup. Dissolve gelatin in the cold water, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Stir in stevia powder and soft drink mix.

  • Place measuring cup in the boiling water. Stir gelatin mixture until syrupy.

  • Place candy molds on a baking sheet. Remove gelatin mixture from boiling water and immediately fill molds using a small syringe.

  • Chill gelatin mixture until set, at least 1 hour and up to 2 days. Remove from molds.

Cook's Note:

This recipe calls for using Kool-Aid(R) and stevia, but you can also use sugar-free Jell-O(R) or any kind of sugar-free drink mix. If you're not as worried about the sugar, you can substitute the water for real fruit juice.

Nutrition Facts

5 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 0.4g; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 4.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2019
I modified and am still playing w/ this recipe; because I cannot stand stevia in most things, (I even used to grow it a decade before folks started figuring out it's value). So I substituted a mix of xylitol and allulose (haven't perfected it yet, but about 6 to 8 tsp). Xylitol is delish & moderately cheap compared to other sweeteners, but too much of it can give people digestive trouble Next batch I'm going to try 4tsp xylitol & 4tsp allulose. Oh, also, I ground the "sugars" in my little krups grinder to make "powdered sugar" so it would have a less difficult time dissolving w/ so much gelatin. Worked like a charm! Point is I've tried MANY gummy recipes and NONE have turned out this good! The trick I found on another site is to let them cure for 3 days in the fridge. Just set them on a plate open in the fridge. It REALLY made a difference. Next time I might cover them w/ a papertowl. Also, I think the more original flavors of koolaid work best, they have the "strongest" flavor, with the more modern flavors, the flavor sort of got lost. One of the easiest and quickest recipes ever. My sugar addicted,, 5-pound gummy bear buying family even thought this was actually good... not just "good for being sugar free". Thank you! Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2019
I modified and am still playing w/ this recipe; because I cannot stand stevia in most things, (I even used to grow it a decade before folks started figuring out it's value). So I substituted a mix of xylitol and allulose (haven't perfected it yet, but about 6 to 8 tsp). Xylitol is delish & moderately cheap compared to other sweeteners, but too much of it can give people digestive trouble Next batch I'm going to try 4tsp xylitol & 4tsp allulose. Oh, also, I ground the "sugars" in my little krups grinder to make "powdered sugar" so it would have a less difficult time dissolving w/ so much gelatin. Worked like a charm! Point is I've tried MANY gummy recipes and NONE have turned out this good! The trick I found on another site is to let them cure for 3 days in the fridge. Just set them on a plate open in the fridge. It REALLY made a difference. Next time I might cover them w/ a papertowl. Also, I think the more original flavors of koolaid work best, they have the "strongest" flavor, with the more modern flavors, the flavor sort of got lost. One of the easiest and quickest recipes ever. My sugar addicted,, 5-pound gummy bear buying family even thought this was actually good... not just "good for being sugar free". Thank you! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2017
Any tips on storage? They are hardened but I am afraid that they are going to stick together. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2017
these are SUPER great! Definitely need to make these more!:) Read More
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