Gummy Worms!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ah! Worms! We made gummy worms! 

I recently ordered some grass-fed gelatin (Great Lakes Brand in the Red Can) and have been looking for ways to incorporate more of it in our diets. Gelatin has tons of health benefits including tightening loose skin, helping improve cellulite, improving digestion, and supporting hair skin and nail growth. What's not to love about that?

Have you seen the gummy worm tutorials on Pinterest yet? Basically you pour your gelatin mixture into straws to get the gummies to be shaped like the worms. It leads to a fun product but I don't think that this is a very practical way for me to make our gummies every week. It was very time consuming to get the gelatin out of the straws so this will have to be a special occasion fun treat! 

This gelatin recipe is great for making worms but it also works just as well to pour the mixture into a glass dish and use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes or to just use a knife and cut little squares! The girls love when I let them help cut out the shapes with our tiny cutters that I found in the Hobby Lobby clay aisle. 

Cranberry Pomegranate Lime Gummies
3 1/2 Cups Organic 100% Cranberry Pomegranate Juice*
9 Tablespoons Grass-fed Gelatin
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Lime Juice 

1. Add Cranberry Pomegranate juice to a large sauce pan set over medium heat.
2. Gradually whisk gelatin into juice.
3. Whisk constantly until mixture begins to boil.
4. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and lime juice
5. Allow to sit undisturbed for about 5 minutes or until most of the bubbles have dissipated.
6. Pour mixture into a glass baking dish (or into straws if making worms).
7. Place in refrigerator and allow to cool for about an hour or until set.
8. Slice or cut and enjoy!

-I store our gummies in the fridge to maintain freshness but they do pack great for lunches or for snacks while running errands!

*You can use any type of juice to make gelatin but it is best to use very strong tasting juices because they really mask the gelatin flavor!

1 comment:

Emily said...

This is awesome!