The sweet tooth in my son sometimes threatens to take over his whole diet. This “tooth” constantly battles me for every snack. I don’t want to take anything out of his diet but I do try to work a bit of a switcheroo on a lot of things.
Making things at home is a great way to allow my kids the exciting stuff without it being too naughty.
This recipe did take a couple of goes on the big kid but the little one had no worries about gobbling up a bowl… OK, it was the whole plate when I wasn’t watching!
The big kid wasn’t sure on the texture as these gummies are a bit sticky to touch and not hard like the factory made ones in the packet. He came around though and the texture issue isn’t unusual with him.
These not so naughty gummy bears are super easy and freaking cute! I picked up a couple of different trays on eBay as I could only find larger ice cube trays at the shops. This one is the gummy bear tray I am using here and it comes with the very handy dropper but I also grabbed this one which was too cute to be left behind.
Not So Naughty Gummy Bears
What you will need:
- A small ice cube tray or dedicated Gummy Bear tray
- Small saucepan
- 1 lime, juiced
- 3 tablespoons of rice malt syrup. You could alternatively use honey
- 2 teaspoons gelatin
What to do:
- In a small saucepan combine the lime juice, rice malt syrup and gelatin.
- Stir over a low heat ensuring that you don’t bring to boiling point. Just heat enough to dissolve the gelatin.
- Take off the heat and using the dropper fill your tray with mixture. If you don’t have a dropper you can try pouring but it can get quite messy.
- Place the tray in the freezer to set. I left mine overnight.
See how cute they are!
Let me know how you go.