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Homemade Gummy Bears made with Fresh Fruit and Natural Sugars. Just 4 ingredients and a healthy treat for your family
Homemade Orange Gummy Bears (all natural sugars)
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Learn how to make Homemade Gummy Bears featuring your favorite fruit and only 4 ingredients!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 Bears
Calories: 61 kcal
Author: inspiration from diynatural.com
  • 1 cup (8floz/250ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or agave)
  • 4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin*
  1. Combine all ingredients except gelatin in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir with a whisk.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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)

Use any flavor of juice you like

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Orange Gummy Bears (all natural sugars)
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 61
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.