I See You There
Slow-mo sliding into that kid like you’re stealing third. That’ll teach him to offer your sweet child a dose of congealed red #40, high-fructose corn syrup and modified corn starch ever again I’m sure! Now stand up missy, dust yourself off, and walk away.
If you happen to have these super easy candies on hand, simply jump back in time and hand them some to share. Because you’re not the mom who says “no,” and you’re not the mom who brings boring old carrot sticks. Nope. You’re the mom who brings yummy gummy goodness that kids are sure to love. They fact that they’re free of refined sugar and artificial dyes can be our little secret. Now fluff that cape and strut, mama, because you just averted a playground meltdown!
And While You’re At It . . .
Pop a few in your mouth too, because not only are these babies loaded with glycine and proline, which are helpful for healing digestive issues. They’re also rich in an essential nutrient for gorgeous skin, lustrous hair, and strong nails – collagen!
Big high five to Chelsey Mark, whose comment on my a thread in my Facebook page inspired this recipe. Thanks Chelsey!
Sour Gummy Stars
- ice cube tray or silicone mold
- fork or spoon
- 3 tbsp grass-fed gelatin
- ⅓ cup lemon/lime juice (or substitute orange juice)
- 3 tbsp raw honey
- ½ tsp citrus zest (½ teaspoon lemon extract OR 5 drops food grade lemon/orange essential oil. Makes the flavor much better/stronger)
- vegetable-based food coloring (optional)
- Whisk lemon/lime juice, honey and gelatin in a sauce pan until there are no lumps.
- Heat over low heat until it's nice and melty, stirring constantly.
- Add food coloring and/or extract if desired - you're almost done now!
- Grab an ice cube tray or silicone mold. You can use a basic pan, too, and then just cut into squares or use a cookie cutter after it's set.
- Pour in the mixture, then pop in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to firm up. Once they're out of the freezer they will stay firm at room temperature.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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