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Healthy Homemade Green Apple Gummy Bears recipe - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Green Apple Popeye Gummy Bears

Servings: 55 bears
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
These Green Apple Gummy Bears may be green, but they don't taste "green" at all. They taste just like storebought gummies -- soft, chewy, sweet and bursting with apple flavor. You'd never know they're fat free, refined sugar free and all natural too!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash the apples and then core them. Chop them into quarters so they can fit into the juicer chute.
  • Rinse the spinach and drain the excess water. Lightly chop the spinach (I used kitchen shears) so it's easier to shove into the chute once you're juicing (when the leaves are whole, they tend to stick).
  • Attach the KitchenAid Juicer Attachment to your stand mixer with the high pulp filter, then place a tall container underneath the juice opening and another container underneath what I call the "poop shoot."
  • Turn the stand mixer on high speed and start juicing! Juice the apples and spinach at the same time, alternating some sliced apples and a mini handful of spinach into the chute, until you get 3¾ cups** worth of juice.
  • In a nonstick saucepan, stir together the apple/spinach juice, lemon juice, stevia extract and apple flavor with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the gelatin on top, stir lightly, then let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Place the pan over medium/medium-high heat and smush the big clumps of gelatin, but you don't need to worry, they'll dissolve.
  • Stir constantly until the mixture begins to bubble. When you can't stir the bubbles away, keep it on the heat for 30 more seconds and then remove from the heat.
  • Place your gummy bear molds on a cookie sheet, and then fill the molds with the green apple gummy bear mixture. Let cool on the counter for about an hour, then place them in the fridge.  Refrigerate until firm (I leave them overnight).  Refrigerate to store. Keeps for ~3 days.

Recipe Notes

**You’ll need a total of 3¾ cups worth of juice. For me, that required 7 medium-sized Gala apples and 4oz of baby spinach.
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Candy
Keyword: Dairy Free, DIY, Fat Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Sugar Free