Gummy bears!


No one that I know has truly known my true passion for gummy bears, the way they squish in your jaws and spread a good, soft, feeling through your mouth. So today, I will share with you my ultimate love for gummy bears

  • The genius world records proclaimed the biggest gummy bear 81-pound, 3-ounce gummy bear that stood two feet tall and two feet wide. A Sunday school class teamed up with a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas in 2011 to create the sugary behemoth. Other notable gargantuan gummies include a three-pound, two-foot, 4,000-calorie gummy worm sold online.
  • Well, gummy bears are great, but super unhealthy, is there a way you can eat a gummy bear without regretting it? The answer is YES! For example, people have invented gummy vitamins, which do have a healthy side to them. Scientists are trying to find out how to make gummy bears healthier by adding cavity-fighting xylitol, but are still testing it. Here’s a recipe for homemade healthier gummy bears.(credit desserts with benifits

HEALTHY HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY GUMMY BEARS

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 470g (2 cups) Organic Strawberry Puree (See Directions*)
  • ⅓ cup Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp Stevia Extract
  • Natural Red Food Coloring (I used 15 drops of India Tree’s food coloring)
  • 60g (6 tbs) Unflavored Gelatin

DIRECTIONS:

  1. *Wash your strawberries, slice the greens off and puree in a blender. Measure 2 cups of the puree and place in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice, stevia and food coloring.
  3. It helps to have another person help you here. Have one person spread open a nut milk bag over a large bowl while you pour the strawberry mixture inside. Tie the bag closed and squeeze the bag to get as much liquid out as you can. You should get 1+3/4 cup (or 334g) of the mixture after straining.
  4. Pour the mixture into a nonstick saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin overtop and let it sit for 5 minutes.  Stir it together and smush any big clumps of gelatin, don’t worry about the small ones, they’ll dissolve.
  5. Place the pan over medium-high heat and stir occasionally, until it comes to a light boil. Stir constantly when the mixture boils harder.  When you can’t stir the bubbles away, keep it on the heat for ~30 seconds and then remove from the heat.  Let the mixture sit for a few minutes so the foam/bubbles have a chance to go away, then carefully scoop the mixture into gummy bear molds.
  6. Let the molds cool on the counter for about an hour, then place them in the fridge. Refrigerate until firm. To store, place gummy bears in an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Haribo gummy bears are named after their founder, Hans Rigiel Bonn.
  • THE GREEN ONES ARE STRAWBERRY FLAVORED (Unless they’re Trolli brand, then they’re lime), I always thought it was strange that they never tasted like lime.
  • THE CLEAR ONES ARE PINEAPPLE FLAVORED (Unless they’re Trolli brand, then they’re apple)
  • Adventures of the Gummi Bears was Disney’s first major serialized, animated TV series.

  • There’s a recipe for gummy bear popsicles you can make here

 

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