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Easy Recipe: Sweet & Sour Gummy Gelatin Snacks

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If you listen to The Balanced Bites Podcast, you may have heard before that I used to be pretty obsessed with sour gummy candies – ones like this, this, and especially this. Wait, who are we kidding here, I was pretty much The Candy Girl. I rarely met a candy I didn’t like. This obsession was to the point where I would read labels and find the candy with the “least-bad” ingredients. I avoided anything that sounded like it might contain gluten, but I’d turn the other way when I’d come across some strange dyes or even (gasp!) some corn syrup. Sigh. You all know I’m totally human over here, right?!

Over the years, I’ve traded in my sweet and sour gummy (and pretty much all other) candy desires for organic dried mango, indulgent raw macaroons, and even the occasional grass-fed ice cream.

Recently I’ve discovered that I can not only re-create an old favorite of mine, but I can make something that’s actually extremely health promoting.

Are you hearing this? A gummy “candy” that’s healthy – and can even help heal your gut and repair connective tissue throughout your body.

I think it may be important to tell you as well that the lemon-lime flavor, at least when I made them, were so tart that I think they may actually help to naturally increase your stomach acid if you are experiencing symptoms like reflux/heartburn, etc.

Stop the presses, I’m going to fall over. But not before I give you this recipe for making these tasty treats!

Note: Use pretty much any fruit in this recipe except fresh pineapple. The enzyme bromelain in the pineapple is known to break down proteins, so it will keep the gelatin from forming! 

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sweet & sour gummy gelatin snacks

grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • nightshade-free

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 5 minutes (CHILL TIME: 60+ minutes)
YIELD: 4 servings

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