Chewy and fruity, sweet and tart, these keto gummy bears are as fun to eat as they are delicious!
Gummy Bears Reign Supreme
I’m a sucker for fruity, chewy gummy snacks. Especially gummy bears. So, it was necessary to my quality of life that I be able to make a low carb version. So, I went to work.
I’ll be honest, it took a bit to achieve success…
At first they were like solid rubber, like those bouncy balls. You know, the ones that aren’t hollow? Then, I waaay overcorrected and turned them into tiny bites of jello that couldn’t hold their shape. Then I had to deal with the chunks of gelatin. Then I had to get them as fruity as the traditional kind.
But fear not. I couldn’t be discouraged. I couldn’t let go of the homemade gummy bear dream. And now, that I got the hang of it, I’m sharing my masterpiece with you!
These little keto gummy bears have that perfect tender yet firm texture that bounces back, exactly as it should. They’re easy to make, perfectly sweet, and will flood you with childhood memories with each and every bite. They’re a total joy to eat, and I hope you love them as much as we do 🧸❤️ – Linds x
Perfect Keto Gummy Bears Recipe Video Tutorial
Important Ingredient Notes
- Water – cold. Warm water makes it more difficult whisk in the gelatin.
- Berry Powder – Easiest to find on Amazon. My favorite flavors for keto gummy bears are strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry. If you have freezer-dried berries on hand, those can be used instead — Simply toss them in a food processor until powdered. Then run them through a sifter to remove the seeds that didn’t break down.
- Gelatin – Don’t buy flavored packets at the store, rather unflavored gelatin packets. The amount you add to your low carb gummy bears will depend on the sweetener you use…
- Sweetener – Lakanto, Swerve, or Trader Joe’s allulose are my recommended keto sweeteners for sugar free gummy bears. My #1 choice is Trader Joe’s allulose, as allulose doesn’t recrystallize when cooled to room temp (Lakanto and Swerve are both erythritol based and will have a gritty texture when cooled because of this). If using, allulose know that it won’t harden the same as erythritol, so it requires a bit more gelatin for the same gummy texture.
- Berry Extract – To add a bit more berry flavor. We much prefer our keto gummies with a bit of extract. Match the extract flavor to the powder you use.
Tips + Tricks
I used to make these sugar free gummies over the stove. But man. This method is so much easier. Here are a few tricks you’ll need for succes:
- Prep before getting started – you need to pour the gelatin into the molds quickly before it starts to set.
- Use a rimmed baking sheet – this will make moving the molds significantly easier!
- Use a liquid measuring cup – it’s the easiest way to pour the keto gummy bears into the molds. You can use the eye dropper that will come with your molds, but I found it to be a total pain.
Store these snacks in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. These low carb gummy bears freeze SO well!
More Keto Dessert Recipes
- Cheesecake Fat Bombs
- Keto Ice Cream
- Cream Cheese Fat Bombs
- Keto Banana Bread
- Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
Low Carb Keto Gummy BearsPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 1/2 Cup cold water
- 3 Tablespoons Berry Powder I used strawberry + blackberry (note 1)
- 1/2 Cup Swerve, Lakanto, or Trader Joe's Allulose granular (note 2)
- 3 - 3 1/2 Tablespoons Gelatin (note 3)
- 1/4 teaspoon Berry extract optional for a fruitier flavor. Use some flavor as powder (note 4)
- Prep. Prepare your gummy molds (note 5) by placing them on a rimmed baking sheet -- this makes them easier to transport to the fridge.
- Combine. Pour cold water (1/2 cup) into a glass liquid measuring cup. Sprinkle gelatin (3 - 3 1/2 tablespoons) on top, and whisk until the gelatin dissolves. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Heat. After 10 minutes, your measuring cup should be full of clear jello. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and whisk ingredients together. Return and microwave on high for another 30 seconds.
- Flavor. Whisk ingredients together again, they should be fully liquid (if not, place in the microwave for another 15 seconds). Add the berry powder (3 tablespoons), sweetener (1/2 cup), and extract (1/2 teaspoon) and whisk until all clumps have dissolved.
- Shape + chill. Working quickly, pour liquid into your prepared gummy mold. Place in the fridge for 45 minutes - 1 hour, or until you're able to easily remove the gummies from the mold. Enjoy!
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- Berry Powders. My favorites are strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry -- these are easiest to find on Amazon.
- Sweetener - Lakanto, Swerve, or Trader Joe's Allulose. My preferred sweetener for these gummies is Trader Joe's Allulose, as it doesn't recrystallize when cool (erythritol products DO recrystallize, and create a gritty texture).
- Gelatin - the amount you use with vary depending on the sweetener:
- If using Lakanto or Swerve, use 3 tablespoons.
- If using Trader Joe's Allulose, use 3 1/2 tablespoons.
- Berry extract - berry powder is great, but extract brings an extra oomph of flavor! I grab this on Amazon.
- Gummy bear mold - I use this one.
- Nutritional information is based on 25 gummies, if you make 150 gummies using this recipe: