Gummy bears! What person doesn’t like them? To be honest, it’s been awhile since I’ve played around with gelatin treats. However, I’m always looking for new snacks to make for the family and figured gummies would be loved by all, big or small. While recipes typically use juice as their base, I decided I wanted to forego the fruit sugar and make a version lower in sugar but still full of fruity flavor. This is where Ultima drink mixes come in to play. In today’s recipe I used the raspberry flavor, though I’ve previously used the grape mix in the past. I’ve even made lemon gummies with a little bit of natural food die powder to make them vibrant yellow. I love to get my Ultima from Thrive Market, as you simply cannot beat the price. If you don’t have Ultima, there is a possibility that using another electrolyte powder will work. The trick when making the base is, when you think you’ve added enough flavoring, add more. While it may seem plenty tasty when dissolving the gelatin and flavoring into the water, once the liquid sets, the flavor mellows out a bit. For this reason, you want it to be very concentrate before pouring into the molds. I like to keep my gummies in the fridge in a covered container and simply remove them 10-15 minutes before eating. This keeps them fresh and stops them from sticking to eachother too much. Overall, this recipe is an easy way to get kids in the kitchen and have a little fun creating a gut-friendly snack.
Raspberry Electrolyte Gummy Bears
- In a small pot over medium heat, gently dissolve gelatin and electrolyte powder in the water until thoroughly combined.
- Use a dropper to transfer the liquid into your gummy molds and allow to cool 2-4 hours before removing from the molds.
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