These kids-approved homemade gummy bears are made with real fresh fruit and veggie juice, which is a great way to help satisfy their sweet tooth without refined sugars or artificial ingredients! Make this delicious gummy bear recipe in under 30 minutes!
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Rediscover your love of gummy candy with this low calorie veggie gummies recipe. Unlike store-bought gummies, these vegan fruit snacks contain zero fillers like high-fructose corn syrup, food colouring or dyes.
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Homemade gummy recipes are a lot of fun to make with the whole family. You don't always have to choose gummy bear molds. There are a lot of gummy molds with tons of fun shapes, just like these bunny shaped silicone molds perfect for Easter and cute dinosaur molds.
Pick your favorite candy molds and enjoy these tasty treats with fruit juice and natural ingredients.
Ingredients and Substitutes
Making homemade fruit snacks is a great way to incorporate vegetables and sneak in the pulp. Just puree the fruit and vegetable juice and add enough maple syrup or raw honey naturally sweeten the deal!
Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices - I love running whole fruits through my Hurom slow juicer. A slow masticating juicer is gentle on the ingredients and retains more immune-boosting benefits, vitamins and nutrients. Making healthy gummy bears with fresh-pressed juice is lovely!
Of course, if you are pressed for time, a good quality store-bought orange juice or juice mixture is also an option!
You can try many different flavors combinations with veggie and real fruit juices.
- carrot and apple juice
- celery, kiwi and green apple juice
- carrot and mango juice
- beets and strawberry juice
Have you considered making apple cider vinegar gummies at home with healthy gelatin? Just substitute fruit juice with Apple Cider Vinegar. We like Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother the most.
You can also make gummy bears with Jello mix.
Agar Agar Powder - is a gelatinous substance made from seaweed and sets more firmly at room temperature than unflavored gelatin powder. Agar has no calories and no carbs. It is sugar-free, fat-free, rich in fibre and free from starch, soy, corn, gluten, yeast, wheat, milk, egg and preservatives. Great for vegan gummies.
Those not following a vegan or vegetarian diet may substitute agar agar powder for plain gelatin ex. Knox gelatin powder.
Natural Sweeteners - If your kids are used to
store-bought gummy snacks, from personal experience, their taste buds will need some time to get used to less sugary treats. However, you can turn these into their favorite treats with maple syrup, honey, or monk fruit sugar.
Healthy homemade gummies are delicious healthy snacks and lunch box treats for kids and grown-ups alike. Compared to traditional gummy bear, these tasty treat require simple ingredients without artificial flavors.
Wash and pat dry fruits and vegetables with kitchen paper towels.
Cut fruits and veggies into small cubes.
Juice fruits and vegetables in a slow-press juicer or high-performance blender like a Vitamix.
Add juice to a small saucepan.
Add agar agar powder to the juice and let it bloom for a few minutes.
The mixture will start to wrinkle.
Heat juice over low heat to dissolve vegan gelatine. Whisk frequently until smooth. Do not bring to boil.
Pour into gummy mould and refrigerate for at least 30 mins. Overnight is best.
How To Store Homemade Fruit Gummy Bear Recipe
Add these chewy candies into an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Healthy Gummies Variations
In fact, you can turn your own gummy candies into homemade fruit roll-ups.
Instead of pouring the liquid mixture into candy molds, pour it over a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or precut parchment paper sheets.
What To Serve With The Best Homemade Chewy Candy
It is so much making fresh vegetable gummies at home. Since the recipe is super easy, including the kids is a great option! Turn this gummy bears recipe into a terrific bonding time with the children.
The cooking process is simple and makes for terrific birthday party treats! You do not wait for the holiday season. Enjoy it alone, with whipping cream and a fun snack to replace store-bought sugary treats.
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Easy Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Vegan Homemade Gummies
These kids-approved homemade gummy bears are made with real fresh fruit and veggie juice, which is a great way to help satisfy their sweet tooth without refined sugars or artificial ingredients! Make this delicious gummy bear recipe in under 30 minutes! Rediscover your love of gummy candy with this low-calorie veggie gummies recipe. Unlike store-bought gummies, these vegan fruit snacks contain zero fillers like high-fructose corn syrup, food colouring or dyes.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 16 large gummies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Boil
- Cuisine: Pacific North West, Canadian
- Diet: Vegan
- 1C Real Fruit and Vegetable Juice
- 3 tbsp Agar Agar Powder
Flavour 1: Apple & Carrot
- 1 Carrot
- 2 Apples
- ½C Cold Drinking Water
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
Flavour 2: Kiwi, Celery and Parsley
- 1 Bunch Celery
- 2 Kiwi
- ½ Bunch Parsley
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
- ½C Cold Drinking Water
- Wash and pat dry fruits and vegetables with kitchen paper towels.
- Cut fruits and veggies into small cubes.
- Juice fruits and vegetables in a slow-press juicer or high-performance blender like a Vitamix.
- Add juice to a small saucepan.
- Add agar agar powder to the juice and let it bloom for a few minutes.
- The mixture will start to wrinkle.
- Heat juice over low heat to dissolve vegan gelatine. Whisk frequently until smooth. Do not bring to boil.
- Pour into gummy mould and refrigerate for at least 30 mins. Overnight is best.
- Choose gummy molds with tons of fun shapes, just like these bunny shaped silicone molds and dinosaur molds.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 89
- Sugar: 15.5 g
- Sodium: 40.4 mg
- Fat: 0.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 25.1 g
- Fiber: 3.3 g
- Protein: 0.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: homemade gummies, vegetable, veggie juice, fruit juice, real fruit, low sugar, low calorie, fruit snack, kids, lunch box
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Super tasty and so much better than store bought!
These gummies are soo delicious!
My kids love these!
Love, love these Fruit & Vegetable Vegan Homemade Gummies, my kids enjoyed making and eating it.:)
What a fun way to incorporate more fruits and veggies! Thanks for the recipe!
This homemade gummies looks delicious perfect for kids
These gummies are so awesome! Love how I can now make them at home so easily!
Amy Liu Dong says
This is so cute! Such a nice way to make my niece enjoy her veggies.
This gummy recipe is adorable and perfect! I love it!
My kids thought these were phenomenal!! They have requested another batch 🙂
Andréa Janssen says
What a delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing!
These gummies are awesome! Love how tasty and how cute they are!
Nicole NK says
Loving how easy these gummies are to make!! My kids really enjoyed them!
Sara Welch says
This was such a unique and unexpected recipe that does not disappoint! Turned out delicious and easy; definitely, a new favorite treat!
Woah! Awesome! Thank you for this easy gummy recipe!
love how healthy and tasty these gummies turned out!
dina and bruce miller says
Loved making these! So good!
Carrie Robinson says
These are just so cute! 🙂 And I love how healthy these are.
What a great way to get in those extra veggies to unsuspecting kiddo! Love the fun shapes too!