Place the candy molds on cookie sheets.
Add the juice and stevia together. Taste test to see for sweetness, adding in more if need be. Put the pot on the stove on medium high heat. Add the gelatin and stir frequently with a spoon or wire whisk for the next 5-8 minutes, until the gelatin dissolves. Pour into candy molds, let cool slightly, then place in the fridge to solidify for a few hours. Pop out the gels and eat. Store the remainders in a glass container in the fridge.
These are called juicy gels because they are made with juice, they gel and kinda look like candy. They aren't really "candy," but they are sugar-free, tasty and pretty darn tootin' healthy!
Note that the juice doesn't have to boil for the gelatin to dissolve; it can come to just under a boil. Stir the juice often to avoid the gelatin burning.
Also note that using acidic fruit juices like lemon, lime and even mango might make for softer juicy gels. Good choices for juice are apple, cherry, various berries or even veggie-fruit blends like those with carrot and beets. You can even use try using freshly made juice (even green juices!).
For immune boosting power, add in 1 TBsp Vitamin C, sea buckthorn, maqui, goji or camu camu powder to the juice once the gelatin has dissolved.
Tip for pouring the juice: transfer the juice to a measuring cup for easy pouring.
Have fun using molds of various sizes and for various occasions, such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Halloween, etc. As you can see in the photos below, heart, square and small round bundt "candies" are but a few interesting shapes to explore! Look for molds on Amazon, kitchen, craft and discount/dollar stores.
As always, Enjoy! :)
CF= Corn Free DF= Dairy Free EF= Egg Free FF= Fat Free GF= Gluten Free GRF= Grain Free MF= Meat Free NUTF= Nut Free SALF= Salt Free SOYF= Soy Free SUF= Sugar Free YF= Yeast Free
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