** If you want to make your gummies sour (think sour patch kids) – you can use lemon juice powder to coat the outside of the gummies. We love doing this!
In a small saucepan, add all ingredients except the gelatin or agar agar and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat (usually takes 3 to 5 minutes). Turn off the heat and add gelatin or agar agar while stirring continuously until completely dissolved. If you do not stir, the gelatin/agar agar will clump up together.
Place in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes or until gummies are set.
Optional – if you want to make the gummies sour – use lemon juice powder to coat the outside of the gummies once they are set. Enjoy!
I tested this recipe with 2 tablespoons of gelatin vs 3 tablespoons of gelatin. The gummies with 2 tablespoons were softer and more “jello” like, but still firm and chewy. They also took longer to set in the fridge. The gummies made with 3 tablespoons of gelatin were a lot harder and firmer and were ready much quicker.
In order to make these vegan make sure to use agar agar instead of gelatin. All you need is 1 tablespoon of agar agar.
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