My kids, like all, are obsessed with gummies. Sure, they are fun and tasty, but I usually hesitate to buy them because #1: I don’t usually like the ingredients and #2: they don’t usually come with recyclable packaging. Womp womp. Plus, gelatin really creeps me out…anyone else?? But I now have a recipe for DIY Vegan Gummies that the boys love because of the taste and I love because of the organic ingredients and no added sugar! This super quick and easy recipe uses Agar Powder instead of gelatin. Agar Powder is a mix of carbohydrates extracted from seaweed and is a great substitute for gelatin in any recipe. It has no flavor/odor/color so it is perfect for these gummies. The Agar Powder is diluted in your choice of juice, coconut water, or even flavored water. I usually use organic juice or coconut water with pureed fruit added. There is really so much room for creativity so the possibilities of flavors are limitless! I also take this time to allow the boys to express their creativity. I allow them to build-their-own in a way..what kind of juice, fruit, and molds. It can really be so much fun!
*Caution: making these gummies does involve very HOT liquid so this isn’t a suitable activity for children to do unsupervised!*
What you’ll need:
1T Agar Powder
1C juice or coconut water
Dilute Agar Powder with the liquid of choice in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Once the Agar Powder is dissolved and the liquid is softly bubbling, cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Pour liquid into molds and allow to cool/harden in refrigerator. Once cooled, pop out of mold and ENJOY!
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