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Gummy-Bears, how to be vegan and eat animals still!
Fun fact, I baby sit three adorable kids three years old and under and they are obsessed with three things: Moana, Hi-Five, and fruit snacks! I wanted to make them something this week and I decided fruit snacks were a good idea. But with a twist I made them into Gummy-Bears!
Simple Simple Simple
When things are simple it makes everything better. You only need two ingredients to make gummy bears: agar powder and fruit juice. I made three different types of gummy bears using the fruit from the trees in our yard (orange and grapefruit) and some lemonade I had in the freezer.
How to do it?
Whisk together the agar powder with the fruit juice in a sauce pan and then simmer it for five minutes while stirring it occasionally. Simple as that.
The dropper tool made this incredibly easy and saved me from cleaning up a huge mess.
In preparation to make these gummy bears I ordered these molds on amazon. They came with the eye dropper tools which were a major plus. The pack came with three molds and three eye droppers. It would have been very messy without the droppers. These molds were surprisingly easy to clean too.
Fresh orange juice smells amazing and translates into a strong delicious flavor. Orange falls into my recommended flavor suggestions. Grapefruit is for the brave. Bitter has to be in your preferred flavor palate for this one, but I wanted to try it anyway despite knowing this already. Lemonade was the sweetest but the presweetened juice had a slightly more chewy texture than the others.
Want an unbearable joke for the kids?
What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy-bear!
Looking for other crowd pleasers? Check out my post on Slutty Vegan Brownies, kid-friendly aside from the name.
- 1 tablespoon agar powder
- 1/2 cup fruit juice
- Whisk together the agar powder and fruit juice in a pan. Then simmer for five minutes stirring occasionally. Pour into molds and refrigerate until desired texture.
- Store in the refrigerator.