These chewy, fruity, colorful gummies make absolutely ideal candy for diabetics and dieters because they’re completely sugar free, and virtually calorie free. Their sweetness comes from the aspartame in the flavored gelatin and drink mix, which has no calories and no glycemic index. The fun part about these candies is the shapes you can make them in using molds. You’ll find that shaped ice cube molds work as well as candy molds, and are often more readily available in stores.
1 small package sugar free gelatin in your favorite flavor
6 small packages unflavored gelatin
1 package sugar free Kool-Aid-type drink mix, in the same flavor as the gelatin or in a complimentary flavor
1 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sucralose mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)
You can make your gummies in candy molds, shaped ice cube molds, or plain ice cube trays. Spray whatever you’re using with nonstick spray and set them aside while you prepare the candy.
Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir them together with a whisk until well combined. Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat and continue to stir with the whisk until the mixture heats up and is uniformly liquid.
Remove the mixture from heat and carefully pour it into the prepared molds. Let them stand for about 10 minutes to cool, then place them in the freezer for another ten minutes to solidify before carefully unmolding. If you’d like your gummies to have a light dusting of powdered sugar to prevent them from sticking to one another, run the sucralose and cornstarch through your blender until it’s a fine powder, then lightly toss your gummies in it until they’re coated, shaking off any excess.
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