Elderberry gummies are ALL the rage right now, and let me tell you why: Sambucol (black elderberry extract) has been found to shorten the length of flu symptoms and may help decrease the ability for viruses to affect cells.
That said, most elderberry gummies contain 4-7g of sugar per serving! And your girl is not into that…
Since low carb gummy bears are SO easy to make, it should come as no surprise that this low carb recipes just as simple.
The best news is, they taste like low carb candy, are inexpensive to make, and are the perfect immune-boosting low carb desserts to have stashed in the fridge!
So come on! Let’s do this!
So many reasons to make these elderberry gummies TODAY! Including:
- Instead of adding sugar to the gummies, we’ll add erythritol for a no sugar added version
- Less expensive than store-bought!
- EASY to make.
- Legit, these taste like candy (despite the fact that they’re full of healthy benefits!).
- Ohhh ya. How could we forget?! Black elderberry is proven to shorten the length of the flu.
IMPORTANT: I’m not a health care professional (just a health-conscious foodie!) but have done my research, and wanted to mention that if you have symptoms of COVID, it’s recommended to stop taking elderberry gummies. Read more on that here.
If you’ve made gummies before, you can imagine how easy these elderberry gummies are to make…
Elderberry Powder. This is easiet to grab on Amazon. When making gummies, I prefer to use fruit powder versus whole fruit, as the powder doesn’t contain seeds, and is easier to pour into the molds.
If you have fresh or frozen elderberries you’d like to use simply cook the berries in water until they start to break down, and use an immersion blender to process until they’re smooth.
Psst – this recipe can be used to make any flavored gummy! Just swap in your favorite fruit powder.
Erythritol. Unlike storebought elderberry gummies, I rely on keto sweeteners such as erythritol to sweeten these treats. Use whatever granular sweetener you prefer.
NOTE: I use Lakanto or Swerve here, which are a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If you’re using a different brand of erythritol, you may want to add more sweetener.
Tools To Make
To make these elderberry gummies, you’ll need:
- Small pan – to heat the liquid to dissolve the gelatin.
- Baking sheet – this makes transporting the gummy molds easier.
- Gummy molds – I used these donut molds, but feel free to use whatever mold you have/like! Just note that getting molds with an eyedropper will make transferring the gummies into the molds significantly easier.
Don’t feel like buying a gummy mold? No problem — simply pour the gummies into a 9×13 casserole dish that has been generously sprayed with cooking spray. Then once the gummies have set, slice into squares and enjoy.
- Taste-test the gummies before adding them to the mold to ensure they’re sweetened to your liking. You can add more sweetener before.
- You want to work quickly while the gummies are warm, otherwise, the gelatin starts to set. If it does set, simply reheat the gummies, and/or add more water.
- Dipping the gummies in your granular sweetener of choice (as shown above) is totally optional. Note that the cooling effect of sugar alcohols (such as erythritol) is amplified when it isn’t dissolved/heated, so you may not enjoy this.
Stash your elderberry gummies in the fridge or freezer. We like storing them in the freezer for a longer shelflife.
Add your own flair to your elderberry gummies with some of these suggestions:
- Use a different fruit powder. You can use strawberry, blackberry, raspberries — whatever you love!
- As mentioned above, you can use fruit instead of powder. As a rule of thumb, roughly 3/4 cup of fruit would equal 2 tablespoons of powder, although you may need to adjust this after tasting, depending on the low carb fruits you use.
- Want sour gummies? Add some vitamin C powder (1/8-1/4 teaspoon will do the trick), or lemon juice.
Lovin’ these sugar free candies? Awesome, I have many many more to share:
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- Add elderberry powder (2 tablespoons), water (1/2 cup), and erythritol (1/2 cup) to a small saucepan and whisk as you bring contents to a simmer. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
- Reduce heat in the pan and stir in gelatin 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir vigorously until completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.
- Place the gummy molds* on a baking sheet (this makes them easier to transfer).
- Use the eyedropper tool to put gummies into the molds. If the gummies start to set, you may need to reheat the gummies or add a touch of warm water (1 tablespoon at a time).
- Place baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until the gummies pop out of the molds easily and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Lakanto, Swerve, or Erythritol. I stick to Lakanto and Swerve which are a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If using a different brand of Erythritol, keep in mind it's 70% as sweet as sugar, so you may need to add more to taste.
- Molds. For this recipe, I used these donut molds, but I also LOVE these gummy bear molds! Both of these sets come with an eyedropper for easier pouring.
- If you don’t have a gummy mold, you can use a casserole dish to make square gummies. Just pour the mixture into a glass 9x13 casserole dish and slice once the gummies have set.