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Homemade Gummy Bears (Real Fruit)

4.36 from 62 votes
Learn how to make Homemade Gummy Bears featuring your favorite fruit and only 4 ingredients!
Homemade Gummy Bears made with Fresh Fruit and Natural Sugars. Just 4 ingredients and a healthy treat for your family

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Hi Bold Bakers:

Store bought Gummy Bears can tend to have a ton of foreign, unpronounceable ingredients in them that would make you wonder, so I wanted to show you how you can make them yourself with just a few ingredients and with all natural sugars, that’s it!

Being able to bake is great for a lot of reasons. On reason is in particular is so you know and can control what goes into your food. My one rule of thumb is good ingredients in get great results out, and that applies to all of your baking.

The main ingredient in these Homemade Gummy Bears is real fruit: strawberries, blueberries, orange… what ever takes your fancy. The sweetness comes from the fruit and honey, so no artificial sugars or flavors.

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My Homemade Gummy Bears are set with gelatin. I recommend using a good quality grass fed and unflavored gelatin. To make vegan gummy bears you can easily substitute the honey for agave and the gelatin for Agar Powder. Agar is suitable for vegetarians because it’s derived from red seaweed and either option works really well.

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In addition to a variety of fruit flavors, you can find my Sour Gummy Bears recipe here.

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Strawberry Gummy Bears

Homemade Strawberry Gummy Bears (all natural sugars)

4.36 from 62 votes
Learn how to make Homemade Gummy Bears featuring your favorite fruit and only 4 ingredients!
Author: inspiration from diynatural.com
Servings: 40 Bears
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Learn how to make Homemade Gummy Bears featuring your favorite fruit and only 4 ingredients!
Author: inspiration from diynatural.com
Servings: 40 Bears

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200g/7oz) strawberries (fresh or frozen and defrosted )
  • cup (70g/3floz) water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or agave)
  • 4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin*

Instructions

  • Puree the fruit in a food processor until smooth.
  • Combine all ingredients except gelatin in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir with a whisk.
  • When it comes to a simmer gradually whisk the gelatin into the mixture, stirring constantly. (Avoid dumping gelatin into pan all at once, which will cause big globs of gelatin to remain in finished product.)
  • Continue heating over medium-low heat until it comes to a simmer and all ingredients are well combined and gelatin is completely melted. (The mixture will change from a grainy, jelly-like consistency to a more glassy, smooth consistency when gelatin is all melted.)
  • Take it off the heat and pass it through a sieve to remove any gelatin of fruit bits. If there are bubbles on top remove with a spoon.
  • Place gummy bear mold on a cookie sheet (which makes it easier to move without spilling once filled). Pour mixture into silicone mold and place in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours. Any air bubbles that appear just pop with a toothpick.
  • Pop gummy bears out of mold and store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Recipe Notes

Don’t have a mold? You can also pour mixture into a small baking tray lined with cling wrap. After mixture is set up, cut with a knife or use cookie cutters to make any shape you like.
For vegan gummies replace the honey with agave and the gelatin with Agar Powder (a plant based setting agent)
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Gummy Bears (all natural sugars)
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blueberry Gummy Bears

Homemade Blueberry Gummy Bears (all natural sugars)

4.41 from 50 votes
Author: inspiration from diynatural.com
Servings: 40 Bears
Author: inspiration from diynatural.com
Servings: 40 Bears

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (5oz/140g) blueberries (fresh or frozen and defrosted )
  • ½ cup (4floz/100ml) water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey (or agave)
  • 4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin*

Instructions

  • Puree the fruit in a food processor until smooth.
  • Combine all ingredients except gelatin in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir with a whisk.
  • When it comes to a simmer gradually whisk the gelatin into the mixture, stirring constantly. (Avoid dumping gelatin into pan all at once, which will cause big globs of gelatin to remain in finished product.)
  • Continue heating over medium-low heat until it comes to a simmer and all ingredients are well combined and gelatin is completely melted. (The mixture will change from a grainy, jelly-like consistency to a more glassy, smooth consistency when gelatin is all melted.)
  • Take it off the heat and pass it through a sieve to remove any gelatin of fruit bits. If there are bubbles on top remove with a spoon.
  • Place gummy bear mold on a cookie sheet (which makes it easier to move without spilling once filled). Pour mixture into silicone mold and place in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours. Any air bubbles that appear just pop with a toothpick.
  • Pop gummy bears out of mold and store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Recipe Notes

Don’t have a mold? You can also pour mixture into a small baking tray lined with cling wrap. After mixture is set up, cut with a knife or use cookie cutters to make any shape you like.
For vegan gummies replace the honey with agave and the gelatin with Agar Powder (a plant based setting agent)
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Gummy Bears (all natural sugars)
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Orange Gummy Bears

Homemade Orange Gummy Bears (all natural sugars)

4.3 from 47 votes
Learn how to make Homemade Gummy Bears featuring your favorite fruit and only 4 ingredients!
Author: inspiration from diynatural.com
Servings: 40 Bears
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Learn how to make Homemade Gummy Bears featuring your favorite fruit and only 4 ingredients!
Author: inspiration from diynatural.com
Servings: 40 Bears

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8floz/250ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or agave)
  • 4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin*

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except gelatin in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir with a whisk.
  • When it comes to a simmer gradually whisk the gelatin into the mixture, stirring constantly. (Avoid dumping gelatin into pan all at once, which will cause big globs of gelatin to remain in finished product.)
  • Continue heating over medium-low heat until it comes to a simmer and all ingredients are well combined and gelatin is completely melted. (The mixture will change from a grainy, jelly-like consistency to a more glassy, smooth consistency when gelatin is all melted.)
  • Take it off the heat and pass it through a sieve to remove any gelatin of fruit bits. If there are bubbles on top remove with a spoon.
  • Place gummy bear mold on a cookie sheet (which makes it easier to move without spilling once filled). Pour mixture into silicone mold and place in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours. Any air bubbles that appear just pop with a toothpick.
  • Pop gummy bears out of mold and store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Recipe Notes

Don’t have a mold? You can also pour mixture into a small baking tray lined with cling wrap. After mixture is set up, cut with a knife or use cookie cutters to make any shape you like.
For vegan gummies replace the honey with agave and the gelatin with Agar Powder (a plant based setting agent)
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Gummy Bears (all natural sugars)
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Barbara
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Barbara
6 months ago

I have tried several recipes for homemade gummy bears. This recipe for strawberry gummy bears tasted great (better than other recipes I tried), but did not gel up properly at all. They pretty much fell apart when I tried to take them out of the mold. I haven’t had this problem before. Anyone know why they would not have gelled? Thanks!

Air
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Air
6 months ago

Hello Gemma!
Thanks for your sharing! It looks so great!
I am curious about the preservation of the gummy,
Do you know how long it expires at room temperature?

Thanks you :)

Noora
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Noora
7 months ago

Can I use watermelon? Will the flavour be too vague?

Sadie
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Sadie
1 year ago

Dear Gemma,
Like a lot of people here, I too found my gummies jelly-like. In fact, they WERE jellies; I easily spread one on a piece of bread. Furthermore, they had the bitter taste of cooked orange juice (which is, admittedly, exactly what they’re made of, but still). I made these specially because I just got my braces off, but I could have eaten these if I didn’t have any teeth at all. I love your website and your recipes, but I’m kind of bummed out about this one.
Sadie

Regine
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Regine
1 year ago

Hi, Ive looked on pinterest for a paleo gummy bear recipe and remembered that I saw a gummy bear recipe from your website recently. I tried the pinterest recipes and they all turned out crunchy rather than gummy. I then tried your recipe and again they turned out crunchy rather than gummy. Have I done something wrong? I followed the orange juice one and used shop bought lemon juice and used agar instead of gelatine. Is it the gelatine thats making it go crunchy? I really want to make my own gummy bears. I bought really cute molds especially for… Read more »

Yosia Lie
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Yosia Lie
1 year ago

hi gemma. i just tried your recipe earlier today. it seems like it doesnt turn to be gummy, its more like the consistency of a jelly, but its hard to get it off the mold too. does it need more gelatin? and it also turn out to be abit too sour for me, can i possibly add sugar? or maybe more honey?

Laith
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Laith
1 year ago

Hello Chef! I came across this recipe after getting a bit frustrated in the kitchen making the gummies and heading to the web for help. I initially blended and strained strawberry (all seeds out) and mixed 1/2 cup with water 1/2 cup water (1:1), stevia, essence and beef gelatin. Here are my problems: 1. Gelatin was not giving the original gummy texture (20 gm = 2 Tbsp) 2. Too much gelatin changes the colour and turns strawberry red to grey. Any advice how to give it a firmer chewy texture and make it look as beautiful as those in your… Read more »

Shruti
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Shruti
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
I tried the strawberry recipe but they turned out very soft. They came out intact when cold but got very slippery and soft when got to room temperature. What can be the reason ?
Thanks,
Shruti

Ash
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Ash
1 year ago

Hi! I am excited to try these gummies! Quick question, I was hoping to try and sneak in some veggies (strawberry/spinach) (carrot/orange) things like that. Do you think that would work??

shannon
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shannon
1 year ago

Hi, I was just wondering if you can use maple syrup instead of honey, and if the agar substitutes 1:1. Looking forward to trying the recipe – I’ve missed gummy bears since going vegan and trying to eat healthily, haha! Thank you! 🙂

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