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Concord Grape Gummies

Yield 25 gummies depending on mold used

These healthy Concord Grape Gummies are made from sweet concord grapes and grass-fed gelatin. They're a great alternative to store-bought fruit snacks.

YOU WILL NEED: Blender or Food Processor, Fine Mesh Strainer, Large Mixing Bowl or Large Measuring Cup, Molds {my family loves these and these} or Glass Dish

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash grapes and remove from stems. Place grapes into a blender with 1/2 cup water. I used my Blendtec blender, only pulsing a few times until the grapes turned into a purple juicy puree {just until the grapes have burst and start to release their juices}. You could also use a food processor and pulse a handful of times.
  2. Set a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl or large measuring cup. Pour the grape puree into the strainer, leaving the seeds and skin behind.
  3. Add half of the juice to a small saucepan.
  4. Sprinkle the gelatin over the reserved fresh juice in the bowl/measuring cup. It will start to gel or solidify as it sits.
  5. Over low heat, warm the grape juice - do NOT boil or simmer it.
  6. Add the honey and stir until it dissolves.
  7. Add the gelatin juice mixture to the warm grape juice. Whisk to combine until all of the gelatin is dissolved. If any small lumps of gelatin remain, you can strain it. I prefer doing this because straining it also removes any leftover foam from the juice.
  8. Whisk in optional vitamin C powder {use the amount that works for your family, I go by the recommendations on the vitamin C bottle} and emptied contents of 1 probiotic capsule.
  9. Pour gelatin mixture into molds or a medium glass dish.
  10. Place molds into refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set.
  11. Remove gummies from molds or if using a glass dish, slice into bite size pieces.
  12. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

*Make sure to use gelatin - this is the one that gels. Do not use collagen peptides or collagen hydrolysate for this recipe, that form of gelatin is cold-water soluble and does not gel.

Note: You want the liquid to equal 2 1/2 cups. If you're using whole Concord grapes, you will need 1/2 cup water to make the juice. If you not using whole grapes, you can just use 2 1/2 cups of grape juice and omit the water.

Recipe by Recipes to Nourish at https://www.recipestonourish.com/concord-grape-gummies/