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Keto Gummy Bears

Sweet, chewy, fruit-flavored homemade gummy bears that are just 3 ingredients. They are also low carb and keto-friendly. They make a delicious and easy snack, treat or gift.
close-up photo of a bowl of gummy bears

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it seems like I’m surrounded by chocolate. And while I adore chocolate, I also like fruit-flavored sweets too. Enter these gummy bears.

I usually like to make gummy bears with fruit juice but that can add up to a lot of sugar. So for these keto gummy bears, I used fruit tea instead. The fruit tea adds a hint of fruit flavor and color to the gummy bears.
close-up photo of three bears

Ingredients

  • concentrated sugar-free fruit tea
  • erythritol or another low carb sweetener of your choice
  • unflavored gelatin powder

Gummy Bear Making Tips

  • You need to make a concentrated dose of the fruit tea, otherwise the flavor and color will not come out when you turn them into gummies. I used 2 tea bags for every 1/2 cup of hot water.
  • I used erythritol to sweeten the tea, but you can use other sweeteners like stevia or Swerve. You do want to make the tea sweeter than you normally would for drinking because the tea will be mixed with gelatin powder which will dilute the sweetness.
  • Make sure to fully whisk in the gelatin powder before warming up the mixture, otherwise, it will be difficult to dissolve the gelatin clumps.
  • The gummy bears can keep up to a week in the fridge. If you eat them straight out of the fridge they will be a little firmer but still chewy. If you let them come to room temperature, they will be softer and chewier.

overhead photo of gummy bears on parchment

overhead photo of a bowl of keto gummy bears

Keto Gummy Bears

Servings: 10 (recipe makes about 100 mini gummy bears total)
Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
An easy treat, snack, or gift. These fruit-flavored gummy bears are homemade, low carb and keto-friendly.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fruit tea concentrated (see note)
  • 1-2 tbsp erythritol granular
  • 2 tbsp unflavored gelatin powder

Instructions

  • Stir erythritol into hot tea until dissolved. Taste and adjust as needed.
  • Add tea to a small saucepan. Let tea cool so that it is lukewarm and not too hot to touch. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of gelatin over tea and immediately whisk until no white powder remains. Sprinkle remaining 1 tbsp of gelatin over tea and immediately whisk again until no white powder remains.
  • Bring the saucepan to low heat. You do not want to bring it to a simmer. You only want to warm up the mixture until the gelatin is fully dissolved and the tea is a thin liquid again. Then turn off heat.
  • Working quickly, use eyedropper tool to squeeze tea into the individual gummy bear cavities. You should have enough tea for about 100 mini gummy bears. Place into fridge to set, about 15 minutes. Once firm, you should be able to easily pop out the gummy bears. Store uneaten ones in the fridge in a sealed container for up to one week.

Notes

  • The fruit tea needs to be very concentrated because it will be diluted by the gelatin powder. I recommend using two tea bags for every 1/2 cup of hot water. I usually use 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp of water since some of the water will get stuck in the tea bags.
  • Make the tea sweeter than you would normally drink it because the sweetness will be diluted by the gelatin powder. I use around 1 tbsp but sometimes up to 2 tbsp of erythritol depending on fruit tea flavor.
  • Choose a sugar-free fruit tea. I used Celestial Seasonings fruit tea.*
  • For the sweetener, I used erythritol granular* but you can also use Swerve or Stevia.
  • I used these gummy bear molds.*
  • I used Knox Gelatin*
  • Make sure to fully whisk in the gelatin powder before warming up the tea, otherwise, it will be difficult to dissolve the gelatin clumps.
  • The gummy bears can keep up to a week in the fridge. If you eat them straight out of the fridge they will be a little firmer but still chewy. If you let them come to room temperature, they will be softer and chewier.
  • *Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
  • The estimated nutrition carbohydrates count excludes sugar alcohols. The net carbs excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols. There are zero net carbs in one serving which is why it is not displayed in the nutrition information.

Nutrition

Serving: 10gummy bears, Calories: 5kcal, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 3mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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6 comments on “Keto Gummy Bears”

  1. Hi. Interested in making you yummy bear recipe but you haven’t mentioned the carb content either net carbs or total carbs. I’m on a keto diet so need this info if possible please.

    • For 10 gummy bears there is less than 1 carb which is why you don’t see a carb count in the nutrition label.

  2. Would monkfruit work? 

  3. Texture? Is the texture the same as the store bought ones?

    • they are not the same as store bought because the store bought ones use a lot more ingredients. But they are chewy like gummy bears.

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