Sugar-Free Fruitless Fruit Snacks made with caffeine free herbal tea and the children will never know!
SUGAR FREE FRUIT SNACK GUMMIES
When you can make a treat for your family with no calories as water, but with health benefits of herbal tea, I'd call that a huge win, wouldn't you?
'Course they have no idea there is no claories, nor do they care. Of course they also have no idea herbal tea is used is this fruitless fruit snack.
Now I've made juice sweetened jello snacks but these days I limit my kids juice intake. They barely drink any, except maybe taking some juice boxes to the beach or get a kids birthday party. I opt to make Homemade Lemonade or my Fake Out Fruit Punch.
HOMEMADE SUGAR FREE FRUIT SNACKS
Regardless if your kids like juice or not, they will never know there is no fruit in these fruity tasting snacks.
A cross between fruit snacks that come packaged and jello. Not quite as jelly like as the packaged snacks but pretty close. Either way my kids didn't care. I kept them refrigerated in a drawer for easy access when they wanted snack. It took me about 3 times before I got the texture just right with the gelatin. The first couple of times the family thought they were a bit too firm.
If you don't have molds just pour into a 9 by 13 baking dish and after it sets, use cookie cutter shapes.
I ate the left overs that weren't in shape form and actually so did the kids. We didn't let any go to waste!
SUGAR FREE KETO GUMMIES
Use whatever tea you have on hand. I went with a blueberry flavored but as you can see it lightens up quite a bit once made. I bought cute little silicone egg shaped molds from Michaels craft store. On Amazon I found the other Lego and figure molds.
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No calories, no sugar, no carbs so no nutritional information is needed! Enjoy!
SUGAR FREE KETO FRUIT SNACKS
Sugar Free Fruitless Fruit Snacks
- 2 ½ cups water
- 4 herbal tea bags I used blueberry flavored
- ⅓ cup grass fed gelatin
- ⅓ cup Swerve confectioners sweetener
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Berry Liquid Stevia or plain
- Boil the water in a pot on the stove or in the microwave.
- Add 4 tea bags and let it steep for 15 minutes.
- Discard the tea bags.
- Stir in the gelatin until dissolved.
- Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
- Pour into molds or 9 by 13 pan.
- Refrigerate until set, 2-3 hours.
Do you think this recipe would work in small gummy bear molds? I happen to have them, although my preferred gummy Candy consistency is the one described here (soft, not rubbery).
Yes that would work
Can these be packed in a lunch box or do they need to stay refrigerated?
They can be packed in a lunch box without refrigeration.
This is one of those recipes where you say to yourself, “Now why didn’t I ever think of that”. You always seem to think outside the box and this recipe is PURE GENIUS! I’ve always liked fruit flavored gummies but all the recipes I’ve seen incorporate fruit juice. Even though the amount is nominal, as a diabetic I try to avoid fruit juice because of the high amount of natural sugar which plays havoc with my glucose levels. So when I saw this recipe on Pinterest I was ecstatic. So simple yet tasty and effective! I was so excited I immediately shared it on my THM forum. As one of your other readers stated I also use Great Lakes grass-fed gelatin so I’ll be getting some added benefits as well and I’m already a huge herbal tea drinker so my pantry is well-stocked with different flavors. In fact, I just heard that Celestial Seasonings has recently come out with a Watermelon Lime that I can’t wait to try. Thanks again for your fertile and God-given imagination. This made me and my taste buds very happy!
Thank you so much!
thank you for the very nice recipe, I made it today. Great taste but its to soft. How much is 1/3 cup of galatine in grams? I live in Denmark and we dont know about "cups":-)
Great idea, just make sure the tea doesn't contain any artificial flavorings and the sweetener is never aspartam but natural sugar substitutes like swerve for eg.
Heather | girlichef
We are a family of fruit snack lovers (seriously, even me...I can't help it) - so these are a must-try! They sound fabulous, and I really love that they're made with tea.
Jessica (Savory Experiments)
I'd love to try making these at home! You make it look so simple and I'm sure my niece and nephew would love them!
Great idea using tea! I make them all of the time with pure lemon juice. For even greater health benefits you should research Great Lakes grass fed gelatin! It has helped my gut issues so much. I do not work for the company or anything like that, just a friendly suggestion:) Thanks for all of your amazing recipes.
Re the Great Lakes Gelatin - do you have to dissolve it in cold water before putting into the warm tea? I have the Great Lakes Gelatin in my pantry because I think it would be good for me, but I have not used it except to add it to my broth.
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
This is such a great idea! I will have to share this with my friend who has a 3 year old daughter who loves fruit snacks but she hates feeding her all that sugar!
Martha @ A Family Feast
What a great idea - so much better than those sugar-filled store versions!
Do you think I could use splenda instead of Swerve?
YOu could but I know Swerve is not as sweet as Splenda so not sure how much you would need.
Lisa @ Low Carb Yum
These are great! My kids always want those horrible fruit snacks. I've never tried the flavored stevia extracts, so I'll give them a try.