Rec: Sugar-free sweet and sour gummy hearts
A homemade take on the classic gummy candy, that uses sugar-free ingredients, yet still comes out tasting sweet. You can use any shaped cookie cutters that you like or just slice the “candy” into small squares.
I'll be the first to admit that it's not food colouring free/chemical free, but it does call for sugar-free ingredients (it can also be made with the sugary versions of these same food). If you're looking for a sugar-free Valentine's treat for yourself or someone special (kids love these too!) this is such a fun idea.
Sugar-free sweet and sour gummy hearts
3 envelopes of plain powder (unflavoured) gelatin
1 package of sugar-free Kool-aid, any flavour (option, this is what will give them a slightly sour tang)
2 packages of any flavour of Jell-o (if you want the hearts to be red try to pick a red flavour of both Jell-o and Kool-aid)
1 cup of boiling water (250 ml)
First lightly coat a 8x8 inch (or thereabouts) sized baking pan with a thin layer of Pam spray or other light oil (you don't need much).
Combine the gelatin, Jell-o and Kool-aid (if using) in a large mixing bowl, and briskly whisk in the cup of boiling water.
Stir to combine (it will be a little bit thick, don't worry about that) and pour into your prepared pan.
Set the pan into the fridge and chill until set (at least 4 hours) or overnight (if not using the same day, cover with cling film).
Once the mixture is set cut out heart shapes with a small cookie cutter, or even free-hand if you'd like. Serve or transfer to a plate and put back in the fridge, where they will keep covered for up to four days.
Depending on the size of your cookie cutters you will get about 8-12 hearts
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