Paleo Gummies (Three Flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Pomegranate + Cranberry Orange)

These Paleo Gummies couldn’t be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you’d like to customize these to your tastes, too! This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.

These Paleo Gummies couldn't be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you'd like to customize these to your tastes, too!I can’t deal with any chit chat today because LOOK guys, I made homemade and healthy gummy bears!!!

I love making healthier versions of my favorite candies (see my Twix Bars and Peanut Butter Cups), but until now, I haven’t ventured into fruity candies. That’s a shame, because fruity candies are some of my favorites.


These Paleo Gummies couldn't be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you'd like to customize these to your tastes, too!Luckily, these homemade paleo gummies are way easier to make than I ever imagined. So many flavors of gummy candy are in my future, and I have a bag of citric acid on order from Amazon to figure out to make some sour candies too.

But first, let’s stick with the classic fruit gummies! These are so easy to make, I could barely believe it. For the basic fruit gummy, you really just need two things: fruit juice and gelatin. If you want them a little flavor boost, maybe you’ll add some sweetener or extracts, too, but first let’s talk about the basics. Because they’re so simple, you need the best quality of both ingredients.

These Paleo Gummies couldn't be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you'd like to customize these to your tastes, too!

I used all 100% pure juices with no sugar added or anything, and I used Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Beef Gelatin. I adore Vital Proteins products because I know they are the highest quality! The gelatin comes from pasture raised, grass-fed beef, and it is SO good for you. Gelatin is a total superfood – it’s very healing for our immune systems and gut health, and it’s 100% pure collagen, which is wonderful for making our hair, skin, and nails look shiny and beautiful.

To make the gummies, the juice is heated until almost boiling along with the sweetener – I used honey for the pomegranate and cranberry orange gummies, and maple syrup for the apple cinnamon gummy. As soon as the juice is steaming hot, the heat is turned to the lowest setting and any extracts are stirred in. Out of the flavors I made, only the apple cinnamon uses an extract – cinnamon extract for that spicy cinnamon flavor.

These Paleo Gummies couldn't be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you'd like to customize these to your tastes, too!Then, whisk in the gelatin one tablespoon at a time, letting it dissolve, before dividing the liquid into the molds. I made these into cute little gummy bears, obviously, using this gummy bear mold. It came with a dropper, which made things super quick and easy.

You can use whatever kind of candy mold you’d like, but I’d recommend silicone so they pop out easily. If you don’t care about cute shapes, you can also just pour them into a loaf pan or 8×8″ pan and cut them into gummy cubes once set.

These Paleo Gummies couldn't be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you'd like to customize these to your tastes, too!These cute paleo gummies couldn’t be easier – just three to four ingredients, and they’re a candy with health benefits! They’re super delicious, too – the fruit flavor is super pure, and they’re infinitely customizable to suit your tastes. My favorite was the tart pomegranate, but the spice of the apple cinnamon was also irresistible, and the cranberry orange combo is a holiday classic.

The recipe for each flavor makes 200 gummy bears, for a total of 600 gummies. That’s based on the size of my gummy bear mold – your yield might vary a bit. You can keep them all for yourself, or wrap them up in cute jars and give them to your favorite people. Enjoy!

These Paleo Gummies couldn't be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you'd like to customize these to your tastes, too!

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Paleo Gummies (Three Flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Pomegranate + Cranberry Orange)
 
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These Paleo Gummies couldn't be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you'd like to customize these to your tastes, too!
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Serves: 200 gummies per flavor
Ingredients
Apple Cinnamon
Pomegranate
Cranberry Orange
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the juice and the maple syrup or honey and heat over medium heat until steaming hot (just before boiling).
  2. Lower the heat to the lowest setting and if using, stir in the cinnamon extract. Whisk in the gelatin one tablespoon at a time, making sure each tablespoon is fully dissolved in the liquid before adding the next.
  3. Once the gelatin is fully dissolved, remove from the heat and use a dropper to put in your gummy molds.
  4. Put in the refrigerator to firm up completely - if your molds are small like my gummy bears, it should only take about 10 to 15 minutes for them to firm up enough to pop out.
  5. If you don’t have enough molds to use all the gummy mixture at once, you can pour the extra into a small pan and cut them into squares, OR you can gently reheat/melt the mixture over low heat when your molds are empty and ready to be used again (I did the second option).
  6. Store the gummies in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Repeat for other flavors!
Notes
*Different brands of cinnamon extract can vary in strength. This amount of the extract I used provided a slightly spicy cinnamon flavor. I'd recommend starting with about ¾ tablespoon, tasting it, and then adding more to your tastes. If you're using pure cinnamon oil, it will be a lot stronger - start with just 1 teaspoon and add to taste.

These Paleo Gummies couldn't be easier to make! The three flavors, Pomegranate, Apple Cinnamon, and Cranberry Orange, are flavored with fruit juice and made with gut-healing gelatin for a superfood boost. You can use any flavor of fruit juice you'd like to customize these to your tastes, too!

Comments

  1. These are awesome! I love the addition of collagen too. I use vital proteins everyday!
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  2. These are absolutely GORGEOUS, Rachel! And so fun! I love your pictures! I couldn’t wait to see the recipe after seeing your Insta-story about them. Such a great idea to make homemade gummy bears. I have a serious addiction to the store bought kind (which is why I never buy them) so this healthier version was made for me!

  3. Yum, those are just too beautiful! I would love to try them all:)

  4. These photos are gorgeous and the gummie bears are adorable! I understand that the whole point here is the Vital Proteins Gelatin, but do you have any idea whether these gummies can be made with vegetarian gelatin? (Lots of vegetarians at my house ;) )
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    • Hi Wendy! I haven’t tried it, but I think you could substitute agar agar powder in equal amounts for the gelatin. Be sure to report back if you try it! :)

  5. Not only do these look perfect, but the fact that they are THAT easy to make AND healthy makes me want to get to the store and get the stuff to make them right now!
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  6. I can’t believe you made gummy bears! They are so colorful and beautiful!

  7. I am so making these Rachel!! They are absolutely adorable and I love how they are actually a healthier version! My son who’s 24 LOVES gummy bears! He doesn’t eat chocolate, so fruit candy are his fave. And at the rate he eats them, he totally needs something healthier than store-bought sugar filled gummies! Can’t wait to try!!
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  8. oh wow, these loo beyond perfect Rachel! You did a great job!
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  9. Trish PInes says:

    OMG I love these! My girls will go crazy over these!!!!

  10. Where I tend to go for the chocolate and my hubby, the gummy bears…you’ve made a fan out of me! I cannot get over their beauty! I mean, it’s a bear! You rock, my friend!!

  11. These are awesome, fell for them on your IG from yesterday. Love these and to think a batch makes 600, just enough for some Netflix binge watching… :)
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  12. These are so dang cute, Rachel! I about died when I saw them on instagram. I had no idea they were so easy to make! :)
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  13. You are incredible — I can’t believe you made healthy gummy bears, and they’re so cute! I haven’t tried Vital Proteins and need to give that a try — I love that they’re from grass-fed beef!
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  14. These are soo fun! I would eat the pomegranate ones by the handful :-)

  15. Trish PInes says:

    What kind of dropper do you use? Thanks!

  16. Where did you get your molds? I’m struggling finding some really small ones. Thank you!

  17. Can these be made without the extra sugar? Just pure juice? Thank you!

  18. Kim clendenin says:

    Cant wait to try this.The gelatin would i find this in any grocery store?

    • Hi Kim – I don’t think you can find Vital Proteins gelatin specifically in any stores, but you should be able to find gelatin in stores, usually in the baking aisle. I ordered mine on Amazon!

    • I found it at New Seasons Market locally. Try whole foods if you have one around?

    • I made these last night and they were super hard. Not soft like fresh gummies. I made Apple Cinnamon and the Apple didn’t come through to much either. I will not let them go to waste. Any suggestions for the next batch?

      • Hi Lori, sorry they weren’t how you expected! You could try reducing the gelatin amount a bit for a softer gummy – I’d try reducing it by 1/2 or 1 tablespoon. They also are firmer when refrigerated – they’ll get a bit softer at room temperature. As for the flavor, it depends on the kind of apple juice you used! I used a super flavorful one that almost tasted like a cider on it’s own. Make sure you get 100% pure apple juice (or whatever kind of juice you want), as high quality as possible, to make sure you get the best flavor. A little extra sweetener can also help bring out the flavor a bit more. If you want, you could also try reducing the juice a bit to make it more concentrated. Hope these suggestions help!!

  19. Apologies in advance if I missed it but I couldn’t find a shelf life on these. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect them to last long :) I’m planning to make them for my daughter’s birthday party and hope to make them about 5 days in advance. How long do they last? Refrigerated or room temperature? What’s the best for maintaining texture, flavor, etc.? Thanks!! They’re beautiful.

    • Hi Courtney – they’ll definitely be fine for five days! Mine stayed good for about 2 months in the fridge. I’d recommend storing them in the fridge to keep them freshest, but they can be stored at room temperature if you must. I do think they taste best at room temperature, though. Hope you, your daughter, and all of her friends enjoy them!

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