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Variety of strawberry gummies in different shapes and a couple fresh strawberries on a white background.

Healthy Strawberry Gummies

  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 min (plus refrigeration time)
  • Yield: 30-40 medium size gummies 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No-bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Learn how to make healthy strawberry gummies with real fruit.  These homemade fruit snacks are chewy, addictive little treats that both kids and adults will love!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberry puree (see notes)
  • 23 tbsp honey 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 tbsp gelatin powder, unflavoured + grass-fed
  • Special equipment: silicone molds (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Simmer Strawberry Mixture:  Place strawberry puree, honey and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and gently simmer for 2-3 minutes or until it smells sweet and delicious.
  2. Soften Gelatin:  Meanwhile, add the water to a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin powder over top.  Stir to combine (it will become very thick).
  3. Whisk In Gelatin:  Turn off the heat and whisk in the softened (bloomed) gelatin mixture.  Stir until completely dissolved (place saucepan over low heat if needed).  
  4. Fill Molds:  Place silicone molds on a baking sheet (to easily move once filled).  Pour mixture into the molds.  Tip:  To make filling the molds easier, first pour the mixture into a measuring cup with spout.
  5. Refrigerate:  Place baking sheet with filled molds in the fridge for at least 2-4 hours or until firm.  Carefully pop the gummies out of the mold and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Notes

  • Strawberry Puree:  To make strawberry puree, simply place fresh strawberries in a blender and blend on high until smooth.  You will need approx. 2 heaping cups of hulled, quartered strawberries to yield 1 cup of puree.
  • Gelatin Powder:  I recommend using a good quality, unflavoured, grass-fed and pasture raised gelatin.  I used Great Lakes Gelatin in this recipe.  Vital Proteins Gelatin is another great option.
  • Silicone Molds:  Use a soft and flexible silicone gummy mold (sometimes also called a candy or chocolate mold).  They come in tons of fun shapes!  Find them in shops that carry baking and decorating supplies, some craft stores or online.  Here are a few cute ones I found online: gummy bear shape, gummy worm mold, unicorn head mold, car shaped mold, fish shaped mold, tropical value set.
  • No Mold?:  Alternatively, you can pour the mixture into an 8×8 glass dish and cut into cubes once set.
  • Refrigeration Time:  2-4 hours or until firm – depends on the size of mold used.  Once fully set, the gummies will pop out easily.  If they are tearing when you try to pop them out of the mold, they are not firm enough yet.
  • Make sure strawberry mixture is not boiling when the gelatin is added.  If it is too hot, it could denature the gelatin protein and the gummies may not set.

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