Healthy Homemade Sugar-Free Gummy Candy

On the other hand, our health-and-pocket-conscious version uses grass-fed gelatin, organic lemon juice and stevia to create delicious, super-chewy, sugar-free gummy treats rich in powerful amino acids that help build collagen, protect joints and promote digestive health. 

Best of all, the whole batch costs about a fifty-cents to make!

You can keep it simple and pour the mixture right into a pan and then slice into squares. Or you can buy a fun mold – like the Wilton Mini-Pumpkin Cakes Mold (at right) for around $5 from your local craft store.


Either way, it is a quick and easy project that your kids will love. And it’s a great way to satisfy their sweet tooth (and yours) without a bit of guilt!


Sweet & Sour Gummy Candy Recipe



  • 4 Tbsp. Great Lakes Unflavored Grass-fed Gelatin
  • 1/3 cup organic lemon juice concentrate (try Santa Cruz Organic)
  • 1 cup water
  • 20-30 drops liquid stevia extract (to taste)
  • 1 mandarin orange, pureed (this will make your gummies a pale orange color)
  • 1 drop of red vegetable-based food coloring (try India Tree)



  • In a medium saucepan, add the lemon juice and water. Bring to a simmer and add gelatin, whisking to ensure there are no lumps.
  • Add food coloring and/or mandarin orange and continue stirring.
  • Pour into mold, ice cube tray or 9 x 9 inch pan
  • Transfer to freezer to set for 15 minutes.
  • Keep stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.