You know as a grandmother I must provide my grandchildren with treats. I think it’s in the contract somewhere. Providing no sugar vegan treats must have been in the fine print cause I’m not sure how that slipped past me. But, I love my grandchildren and I’ll go to any length to find ways to put smiles on their faces with sweet and fun treats.

Have you heard the Gummy Bear song or watched the video? It’s a lunch time You Tube favorite of my grandkids. Now, how could we watch this video and not have our own “yummy tummy funny lucky gummy bear” to munch on?

While my All Fruit Gummy Bears may not be exactly like the real thing, more a cross between Jello Jigglers and Gummy Bears, they were a big hit with the kids and that’s good enough for me.

Kristy

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (12 ounces) unsweetened frozen fruit juice of your choice (Cascadian Farm has several unsweetened organic juices - our favorite is grape)
  • 4 1/2 tsp agar agar powder

Preparation:

  1. Place the juice in a small sauce pan and thaw.
  2. Once thawed dissolve the agar agar into the juice.
  3. Place over medium high heat and bring to a simmer.
  4. Lower heat to keep at a simmer and stir constantly for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour into candy molds or into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
  6. Cool for 2 hours or until firm.
  7. Pop the gummy bears out of the mold or cut with cookie cutters.
  8. Do a little dance while singing the gummy bear song and enjoy eating your own gummy bears!

Nutritional Info:

Amount and nutritional information for the gummy bears will vary depending on the mold and juice you use.

Notes:

Store uneaten (ha-ha) gummy bears in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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5 Comments

 
  1. David says:

    Agar agar seems expensive. Did you get it somewhere specific. Also, what did you use as your mold. Those gummy bears look awesome.

    • Kristy says:

      I usually get agar agar from Whole Foods or another local store called Fruitful Yield. The agar agar flakes seem to be the most common but I found the powder to work best in this application. It is a bit expensive but you don’t usually use that much at one time. If you can’t find it locally it can always be ordered online.
      The gummy bear mold I ordered online. Many hobby and craft stores have candy molds of some kind that can be used. I bet there would be some cute Christmas ones available right now.
      Kristy

  2. David says:

    I can’t find agar agar at the moment. If I was to use unflavored gelatin, do you know how many envelopes I should use in place of agar agar?

    • Kristy says:

      We don’t use gelatin so I can’t help with the amount to use. If there is a recipe on the gelatin box for jigglers I would follow that for the ratio of liquid to gelatin. Sorry I can’t help more. Just a hint about finding the agar agar. It’s usually located in the section of asian foods where you would find seaweeds like wakame, arame or nori.
      Kristy

  3. David says:

    Oka, thanks for taking the time to help Kristy.

 
 

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