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These Healthy Homemade Lemon Gummy Bears taste EVEN BETTER than the storebought version – they’re chewy and gummy, tart and sweet, and totally guilt-free. This easy DIY recipe is made without refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and preservatives! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, and dairy free options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Homemade Lemon Gummy Bears

Servings: 32 Big Bears
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
These Healthy Homemade Lemon Gummy Bears are gummy, tart, sweet, and totally guilt-free.  This super easy (and fun!) DIY recipe is made without the corn syrup, white sugar, artificial flavors, and artificial food dyes.



  • In a nonstick saucepan, whisk together the lemon juice, applesauce, and turmeric.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin on top and let sit for 5 minutes.  It should absorb most of the liquid.
  • Place the pan over medium-high heat. Whisk occasionally until the mixture is smooth. When the gelatin is completely melted and the mixture is hot, remove from the heat.
  • Whisk in the stevia extract and lemon flavor.
  • Place your gummy bear molds on a cookie sheet and then fill the molds with the gummy bear mixture. Let cool on the counter for about an hour, then place the pan in the fridge. Refrigerate until firm (I leave them overnight).  Refrigerate to store. Keeps for ~3 days.

Recipe Notes

I've made TONS of gummy bears -- check out the StrawberryOrangeGreen AppleBlueberry, and Peach Mango versions!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Homemade Lemon Gummy Bears
Amount Per Serving (4 gummy bears)
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Sodium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 12.4mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Candy
Keyword: DIY