Gummi Orange Slices- No Sugar High

Gummi Orange Slices- No Sugar High

gummi slices

Kids LOVE gummi candies….and I wonder why….they are a straight source of sugar right into their fragile bodies. Keeping my kids away from refined sugars, and limiting their natural sugar intake as well, I’ve found these gummi’s sweetened with stevia (naturally sweet herb) are a fun treat for them. I first got the idea to make jello with coconut milk from this recipe. Then that idea evolved into these sweet little orange gummis!

Since stevia is not a sugar in any way, it does not affect their blood sugar, which means it doesn’t lead to mood fluctuations either! Yay!! Their moods change ENOUGH, without the influence of wacky blood sugar, right?! You can use these cute little ice cube molds to make the orange slices, or if you want to make them in a jiffy you can simply pour the prepared gummi liquid into a medium size glass pan and proceed to let them harden in the fridge. Slice them in small gummi squares once hardened. You will get A LOT from this one recipe as it makes a large amount. I avoid recipes with small yield, as we just fly through stuff way too quick at this point in the game!! Enjoy these fun gummi candies for Halloween, summer parties or an ‘afternoon-I-want-something-special’ snack.

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RECIPE:

1 T. vanilla extract

½ t. natural orange flavor

Pinch real salt

1 ½ t. liquid stevia (every brand varies in sweetness, so add this ‘to taste’)

8 T. grassfed gelatin

1 can coconut milk

1 ½ C. water

Natural orange food coloring to desired color

orange ice cube tray molds

 


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat water and coconut milk over low heat until simmering.
  2. Continue on low heat, slowly adding in each tablespoon of gelatin, whisking the entire time.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until any clumps of gelatin are gone.
  4. Pour into molds, and pour remaining liquid into 8X8 glass pan.
  5. Put in fridge until solid. Gummis should pop out easily once hardened.

 

*You could replace the water with freshly squeezed orange juice and omit the natural food color.

 

 

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