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Valentine’s Day Real Fruit Strawberry Gummies

4.73 from 11 votes
Learn how to make Valentine's Day Gummies with real fruit! Give them as a gift, have them as a treat, either way they'll be healthier than store-bought!
Strawberry Heart Jellies- The perfect Valentines treat for the one you love

Hi Bold Bakers!

Store bought Gummies 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, one in particular is so you know and can control what goes into your food. My one rule of thumb is to put in good ingredients and get great resutls out, that applies to all of your baking.

The main ingredient in my Homemade Gummies is real fruit strawberries. The sweetness comes from the fruit and honey so there are no artificial sugars or flavors.

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My Homemade Gummies are set with gelatin. I recommend using a good quality grass fed and unflavored gelatin. To make vegan gummies 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 so both work well.

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Valentine's Day Strawberry Gummies

4.73 from 11 votes
Learn how to make Valentine's Day Gummies with real fruit! Give them as a gift, have them as a treat, either way they'll be healthier than store-bought!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 3
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Learn how to make Valentine's Day Gummies with real fruit! Give them as a gift, have them as a treat, either way they'll be healthier than store-bought!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (50z/142g) strawberries (fresh or frozen and defrosted )
  • cup (21/2floz/71ml) 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 sprinkle and 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 the heart shaped 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.
  • Carefully pop the hearts 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 agar (a plant based setting agent)

 

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Melissa Hipple
1 year ago

Gemma, yours is my go-to recipe for gummies. I just made Gory Strawberry Gummies on my blog and credited you for the original recipe that I adapted to post. Basically, I left in the strawberry strings and added large, hydrated tapioca pearls to give them a creepier texture. I just wanted you to know. Is that ok with you? Check it out and see: https://housewifehowslife.wordpress.com/2018/10/28/pancake-mix-and-gummy-bears/

Beilla
Beilla
1 year ago

Hye gemma.. How to make a gummy using fresh kiwi.. And how about the measurement.. I love all you recipe ice cream

lina
lina
2 years ago

how can we preserve the gummy bears?

Zaina
Zaina
3 years ago

Hello, I’m planning on making these for a health day at my university and I was wondering if you have any tips for making large batches of these. Honestly I’m bit scared o them not working out. Any tips would be great, thanks 🙂

Elisanna Grace
3 years ago

I don’t have molds. What size pan would I put them in. 9/13 baking pan?

Thanks so much

Elisanna Grace
3 years ago

thanks so much gemma

Elisanna Grace
3 years ago

Can I use rasberries instead of strawberries? Do I have to use fresh lemon juice? I don’t have any lemons and I don’t want to buy them. I have some from a bottle though.

Thanks gemma, I love Bigger Bolder Baking

mija
3 years ago

hallo

Chris
3 years ago

Hi,
I was wondering if you could make a cook book? If you could that would be great. Anyway, thanks for all your recipes!

4 years ago

Hello Gemma, thank you so much for all your recipes. Just wondering, is there anything I can substitute the lemon for? A friend of mine is allergic to citrus. Thanks in advance <3

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