Wednesday, January 8, 2014

THM Gummy Candy

Gummy Candy anyone?

I was trying to find out if I could make a gummy candy that is THM friendly. I found a recipe online using fruit juice and unflavored gelatin, so I changed it up. Sooooo good!

In a small saucepan, quickly whisk 1/2 c. water, a few drops of flavored oils like the one pictured, 2 heaping tablespoons of ground Truvia, and 4 envelopes (or 3 T.) unflavored gelatin. When there are no lumps, turn heat on med/low and continually whip until the mixture loses it's applesauce-like consistency and starts to get a bit clearer. Remove from heat. Pour into any candy molds you like - I happen to have bunnies & Christmas trees. Place the molds in the freezer for 15 - 20 minutes until set very well. Peel out of molds and toss in about a teaspoon of ground Truvia to keep from ...sticking to each other and add that sweet outside. Keep refrigerated.

A word to the wise....use caution on these highly concentrated oils! I used about 1/2 of these teeny bottles of cinnamon in a batch and it was hotter than blazes! Like chewing on the hottest fire atomic ball ever. So, treat those oils with respect!

I did not use food coloring in these. If you really wanted to, you could add that, but I don't see the point in adding it.

I'm off to make some watermelon now.

I've also made them with 1/2 c. lemon concentrate instead of water & flavoring oil and those were really good also!
 
 

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us! They look delicious, and I can't wait to try them!

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  2. could you use an ice tray maker instead of candy mold ?

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  3. I make these with essential oils all the time. I have 2 suggestions.

    1. Make sure your oils are approved to being used internally. Not all are approved because they are not pure enough.

    2. When using "hot" oils like cinnamon I would only use 1 to 2 drops for your first batch and then decide if you want it hotter. If you're using mild oils like lemon, lime, or orange 3 to 6 drops worked fine for me. It depends on how strong of a flavor you want but they won't be hot like the cinnamon.

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  4. I make these with essential oils all the time. I have 2 suggestions.

    1. Make sure your oils are approved to being used internally. Not all are approved because they are not pure enough.

    2. When using "hot" oils like cinnamon I would only use 1 to 2 drops for your first batch and then decide if you want it hotter. If you're using mild oils like lemon, lime, or orange 3 to 6 drops worked fine for me. It depends on how strong of a flavor you want but they won't be hot like the cinnamon.

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