Elderberry Apple Gummy Treats
Congratulations! You are on your way to making a truly unforgettable treat using only 4 wholesome ingredients. If you bought our Elderberry Gummy Kit, you'll want to read about your ingredients here. Click here to see the recipe card included in the kits. A few notes before you get started:
1) these gummies will melt in extreme heat (don’t leave them in your car in the summer)
2) these are not a medicine or a supplement, nor is it "candy parading as a vitamin" (Read More)
3) don’t make more than will be consumed in three days, the gelatin gets tougher as they sit.
To make 15 gummies (one tray of the Gummy Kit)
In a small saucepan, pour ¼ cup of Elderberry Apple Shots (or ONE 60 ml “mini” bottle) and add 1 ice cube. Allow the cube to melt.
Slowly sprinkle 1 envelope of gelatin over the cold mixture. The gelatin will expand and “bloom” and take on a wrinkled appearance. Allow each granule to be soaked. Do not stir or the gelatin will clump. This takes a few minutes.
Turn the heat on under the saucepan, medium or medium-low. Allow the gelatin to dissolve. Stir as necessary. Use as little heat as possible to preserve the nutrients in the Elderberry Apple Shots. Stir in 2 T of maple syrup (1/2 of the 60ml bottle).
Transfer the mixture to a pouring container. Pour the gummy liquid into the molds, filling up to the top of each one.
The gummies will solidify in 10 minutes in the freezer, 30 minutes in the refrigerator, or 1 hour at a cool room temperature. Gently flex the molds to remove the gummies.
You may want to use a stiff piece of cardboard, a small tray, or a dinner plate to transfer the warm gummies into the fridge or freezer.
To make 30 or more gummies (two or more trays)
Follow the directions for 15 gummies (one tray), doubling or tripling as you desire. However, the gelatin does not need to be multiplied in the same ratio as the other ingredients. For a double recipe (2 trays), use ½ cup of Elderberry Apple Shots, 2 ice cubes, and 1 1/2 envelopes of gelatin. For a triple recipe (3 trays), use ¾ cup of Elderberry Apple Shots, 3 ice cubes, and 2 envelopes of gelatin.
Barbara – I have tried many types of gelling agents – including agar and pectin. Pectin works wonderfully in a jam or jelly, but the gummies require a lot more gelling and so I found the pectin version to be difficult to eat. I was using Pomona’s Universal pectin, which sets up without a lot of cane sugar. Would love any suggestions!