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The decision to make homemade gummies wasn’t exactly planned. It went like this…

Mister and I felt the first whisper of fall chill.

The past few weeks our mountain air was unusually hot, so we welcomed the crisp breeze. (It’s been 85˚! I know, I know, but we’re mountain people. We climb rocks, not mercury.)

So, to make the most of the breeze, we were sipping yerba mate on the back porch. We had been trying to finish a two-minute conversation for, oh, 45 minutes or so, but we kept getting interrupted. Tie my shoe! Watch me spin! Literally, every four words it would be something else.

So I stepped in. “Hey guys, there are a ton of raspberries. Here, fill this bowl.”

No response, because they picked raspberries after lunch.

“Come on, fill your bowl and we’ll make…” I looked around for an idea, and my eyes grazed my teacup. I got into the habit of putting a teaspoon of unflavored gelatin in my tea, which gave me the idea.

“…raspberry gummies!”

And wouldn’t you know, they all three filled the bowl in thirty seconds flat.

Which means Mister and I gave up completely on the story he was trying to finish, and instead we found ourselves stirring gelatin. Such is life with kids.

As I said before, homemade gummies were an on-a-whim thing. I had to find some inspiration somewhere, lest we end up with unremarkable mini raspberry gelatin bites. I looked around the room. Since our trip to Vermont via Ithaca, I’ve been gingering all the things, so raspberry ginger sounded appealing. Then I saw my empty GT’s® Kombucha bottle, Trilogy flavor.

YES.

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(^^ That picture up there is an affiliate link, but sweet mother of…don’t order it there. You can get a bottle for $3-4 at Target. I included it to show you what it is.)

Antioxidant and immune-boosting raspberry, ginger and lemon in a gut-nourishing homemade gelatin gummy. Yes, yes, yes.

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I can sneak healthy things into my kids and they’ll have no idea.

What you need
1/2 c hot water
1/4 c unflavored gelatin
2 c raspberries
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp powdered ginger
1 1/2 tbsp honey or 2-3 drops stevia extract (you can taste and adjust before setting)
measuring cup
fine strainer
spoon for mixing
silicone candy molds or coconut oil greased 8x8 baking sheet

The teapot was hot from our yerba mate so the hot water and gelatin went into a measuring cup. Hoss stirred because he is old enough and can be trusted with hot stuff. Meanwhile, Ladybird smashed raspberries through the strainer and Frodo was insanely jealous.

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That is, until I let him squeeze the lemon with the hand juicer. He thought he was hot stuff using that thing.

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We then combined everything, added our honey and I got out my candy molds.

Darn I love these things. Gummies, fat bombs…when they come out, you know fun food is 12-15 minutes away.

I poured them into the molds, into the fridge they went, and they were set in about 10 minutes. I popped mine out of the silicone mold, but if you used a square pan you can just cut into tiny cubes just as you would cut out brownies.

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And there you have it – raspberry lemon ginger homemade gummies inspired by my favorite flavor of store-bought kombucha. Happy, happy. Try them! They’re easy, promise.

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