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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

DIY Strawberry Gummies

The kids want gummies but you don't want them to have all of the crap in them. Now you can make them at home and it's way easier than I thought it would be.

I have to admit I didn't think these would turn out as nice as they did. And the agar agar is actually really good for you. It has no sugar, fat or carbs and is a great source of iron, calcium and fiber. Just don't tell the kids. 

You can play around with flavors too. I made mango, kiwi strawberry and watermelon. I do not recommend the watermelon though. It was gross. The others were pretty good though. 

Let's get to it. Here is what you will need.
heaping 1/2 cup of chopped strawberries
1/2 cup of water
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 tbsp agar agar flakes

Toss everything except the agar agar into a blender. Blend for a minute or two until it's juicy and there are no chunks. Strain it to remove any large pieces or seeds that you do not want in your gummies. 

Pour the juice into a small sauce pan along with the agar agar. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low medium and simmer for five minutes. 

Very carefully pour into a silicone mold that's on a plate. Transfer to the fridge and let sit for 15 - 20 minutes. Then they are complete. 

If you do not have a silicone mold, you can pour into a small baking tray, or even some sort of container. Let them sit up. Cut them and enjoy this way too.

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