Homemade Sugar Free Gummies Bears
I am totally hooked on these 4-ingredient sugar free gummies. The recipe card has my favourite version of all time. Sugar Free Salted Caramel Cream Gummies! Damn they are so good!
Gummies are very easy to make at home and are a much healthier option than store-bought or jellies containing sugar.
Why You’ll Love This recipe
Ready in Minutes – one pot, pour and set. This recipe is just that simple.
Low Carb – made with the right keto sweeteners and the gummies are low carb and keto-friendly.
Snacks and Lunchbox Friendly – great for the lunchbox and perfect for a tasty healthy snack at any time of the day.
Freezer Friendly – make ahead of time. Yes, keto gummy bears can be frozen. I just freeze in a ziplock bag.
Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the quantity of each ingredient used and the full detailed recipe for this easy gummy candy! Keep reading for more details on the ingredients, substitutes and step by step instructions on how to make them.
With just 4 ingredients in the base recipe you can use any flavour you prefer to make your gummies.
Salted Caramel Monk Fruit Sweetener – I used the Locako vanilla or salted caramel monk fruit sweetener as both my sweetener and flavour in this recipe. You can use any sweetener or sugar alcohol you prefer. The caramel sweetener is a blend of erythritol, caramel flavour, monk fruit extract and Himalayan rock salt. And, yes it tastes caramelly! It has 90% fewer calories than sugar and is keto, coeliac and diabetic friendly.
Inulin – is a prebiotic and is purely optional.
Pasture Raised Gelatin – To be honest, this is the only brand I have used of unflavored gelatin since it was released. You can use any kind of gelatin you prefer but I find this one does not have an invasive odour or flavour in delicate desserts and keto gummi bears.
How To Make Them
Seriously this is one of the easiest sugar free gummi bears recipes. Even better as they double up as a salted caramel fat bomb too. 7g of fat per serve they are a little “filling” too.
Step 1. add the cream to a small saucepan and stir through the sweetener.
Step 2. sprinkle the gelatin over the top of the cream, but not stir. Leave it for 3-5 minutes for the gelatin to bloom.
Step 3. Cook stirring for 3-5 minutes or until the sweetener and gelatin has dissolved.
Step 4. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a minute. Whisk in inulin and salt. Pour into gummy moulds and refrigerate before removing from moulds. You might find it easier to pop them into the freezer for 10 minutes before removing from their mould.
Flavors & Variations
Jelly flavoured gummies – swap the cream to water and the sweetener to 1 packet of any low sugar (or zero sugar) jello crystals. Add 1.5 tbsp gelatin, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon inulin
Mix all ingredients together and pour into gummy moulds and refrigerate before removing from moulds.
To make a sour sugar free gummy bear simply mix 1/4 cup of powdered erythritol with 1-2 tsp of citric acid. Roll the gummies in the mixture to coat.
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More Recipes To Try
I know you love a little bit of the keto snacks or candy. I mean why else would you be checking out this easy keto recipe for anyway. Here are just a few of our keto recipes using gelatin.
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Salted Caramel Sugar Free Gummies
- 1/2 cup thickened cream
- 1.5 tablespoons Locako Salted Caramel Monk Fruit Sweetener please note I use a 20g tbsp so this is 30g of sweetener, see notes
- 1.5 tablespoons powdered gelatin please note I use a 20g tbsp so this is 30g of gelatin
- 1 teaspoon Inulin or Acacia Fibre
- Pinch salt flakes
- Pour cream into a small saucepan and stir through sweetener. Sprinkle gelatin over the top of the cream (do not stir) and leave to bloom, 3-5 minutes.
- Place saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Continue to heat and stir intermittently until gelatin and sweetener has dissolved, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and add inulin and salt stir to combine.
- Pour into small gummy moulds. Makes 24+ although really depends on your size moulds. Refrigerate before removing from moulds. You might find it easier to pop them into the freezer for 10 minutes before removing from their mould.
Use with coconut cream or coconut yoghurt. Flavour Variations
Locako Vanilla Yoghurt Gummies recipe – swap half the cream for sour cream and swap the Salted Caramel Sweetener for the Vanilla Monk Fruit Sweetener.
Use any sweetener and extract if you do not have Locako sweeteners
Low sugar jelly crystals and boiling water can be used in place of both cream and Locako sweetener. Gelatin
Yes you can use any brand of gelatin.
To substitute gelatin leaves. Dissolve 6 sheets in cold water and add to cream and cook until dissolved. Conversions can be found here. Store in the fridge for up to 10 days in an airtight container. Gummies will soften if left at room temperature for too long.
What’s the shelf life on them?
They need to be kept in the fridge and I would say 10-14 days.
Easy, tasty, got the right amount of chew and sweetness. Thanks Megan for sharing your recipe.
Very welcome Clara