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Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears

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These low carb sour gummy bears are the ideal sweet treat! They're sugar free – but with that classic mixture of sweet and sour flavors!

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears - sugar free and super low in carbs! Great for a sweet treat!

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My recipes for zero carb gummy candy and keto gummy bears are two of the most popular recipes on my site!Zero Carb Gummy Candy

A quick scroll through the comments on either post (apart from the Aspartame-haters – yes, I know why some of you don't like it!) is that people love the recipes, but also crave SOUR gummy candy.

I've heard many suggestions of how to adapt the recipe, mainly involving citric acid. So I finally put it to the test and worked out a recipe for you! For these treats you'll need a set of gummy bear molds. There are three trays, 50 bears to a tray, and three droppers too!

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears

I don't have a recipe video for these sour bears yet, but here's the one for the basic gummy bears which might help. Or scroll down for the full details and printable recipe card:

 

 

How to Make Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears

Add some sugar free Jello, unflavored powdered gelatin (eg Knox), citric acid and water to a small saucepan.

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears - sugar free and super low in carbs! Great for a sweet treat!

 

Update: Try using Simply Delish Jel mix instead – it is aspartame free, gelatin free, and doesn't contain any artificial flavors or colors! 

Cook over a low heat, until all the crystals have dissolved. Remove from the heat and use the dropper to fill the cavities. It is useful to place the silicone tray on a small tray or chopping board first as it makes it easier to move around after it's filled!

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears - sugar free and super low in carbs! Great for a sweet treat!

Repeat with other flavors – I chose lemon, lime, and orange!

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears - sugar free and super low in carbs! Great for a sweet treat!

A note on quantities: ¼ cup of water really doesn't seem like very much, but it's what you need to fill one of these trays of 50 bears. The bears have a pleasant chewy quality to them! If you prefer softer gummy bears, use ⅓ cup water instead – but bear in mind you'll have more liquid than you need for one tray, so you might like to use another tray or a different mold.

Leave the bears at room temperature until fully set – at least an hour. Carefully remove the keto gummies from the molds and place in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together more citric acid and a powdered sweetener that you like the taste of when “neat” – like Lakanto or Swerve.

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears - sugar free and super low in carbs! Great for a sweet treat!

Add the citric acid mixture to the gummy bears and stir well to mix. 

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears - sugar free and super low in carbs! Great for a sweet treat!

Store the gummies in an airtight container. I've tried keeping them on the counter and in the fridge – and I think they do better on the counter. But best eaten within a couple of days!

These cute little bears are great for a sweet treat! You might also like to check out my guide to low carb candy!

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears - sugar free and super low in carbs! Great for a sweet treat!

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears

Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears

Yield: 150 Gummy Bears
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

These low carb sour gummy bears are the ideal sweet treat! They're sugar free - but with that classic mixture of sweet and sour flavors!

Ingredients

For each flavor of gummy bears (3 batches required):

For the sour coating for all three flavors combined:

  • 1 tbs powdered low carb sweetener
  • ¼ tsp citric acid

Instructions

  1. Gently cook one flavor of Jello, one envelope of unflavored gelatin, ¼ tsp of citric acid and ¼ cup of water in a small saucepan over a low heat, until all the crystals have dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat and use the dropper to fill the 50 cavities of one mold.
  3. Repeat with the two other flavors.
  4. Leave the bears at room temperature until fully set - at least an hour.
  5. Carefully remove them from the molds and place in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together more citric acid and the powdered sweetener.
  6. Add the citric acid mixture to the gummy bears and stir well to mix. 

Notes

This recipe makes 150 sour gummy bears in 3 different flavors.

Serving size is 25 gummy bears.

Store the gummies in an airtight container and eat within a couple of days.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 25 Gummy Bears
Amount Per Serving Calories 5Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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Nicol

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Hi, I just wanted to see what powdered low carb sweetener you recommend?

Georgina

Thursday 17th of September 2020

I recommend using whichever powdered sweetener that you like the taste of when "neat" - my preferences are Lakanto or Swerve!

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