Double Decker Super Healthy Gummies

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Double Decker Super Healthy Gummies

Gummies are the perfect snack for kids and adults alike. However, most store-bought gummies contain refined sugars like glucose syrup, sugar, dextrose or artificial flavors and colors, which doesn’t make them the healthiest option.
Even though they claim to be fruit-flavored, there’s very little – if any at all – actual fruit in them. Gummy candies are filled with unhealthy ingredients with a list on the label that looks like this – sugar, sugar, corn syrup, sugar, red 40, blue 1, and yellow 5.
Homemade gummies can be made with real fruit and vegetables, protein-rich gelatin and no refined sugar! Great for picky eater children or adults that resist eating vegetables. Cooked, pureed greens, carrot, pumpkin, broccoli and so on are perfect for making gummies. You can even use greens powder or blend up chia, hemp, flaxseeds too and incorporate into a gummy.
As with the classic homemade gummies, the sky is the limit when deciding what shape to make them. You can use different fun shapes or gummy bear molds. If you don’t have any silicone molds, you simply pour the mixture into a pan and cut them into squares when they have firmed as with this recipe.
Loaded with nutrients and so much better for you than store-bought. A great option for an easy and healthy all-natural snack with protein and no artificial junk in them! Easy to make and fun to eat!
Why eat gelatin gummies?
Gelatin makes up almost one-third of all the protein in our bodies and not having enough affects our joints, our skin and our gastro system.
Gelatin is a colorless and tasteless protein made from hydrolyzed collagen, which means it is part of the broken-down collagen. It provides important amino acids which are the building blocks of protein.
Gelatin also has a ton health benefits – supporting digestive and gut health, maintaining strong bones, helping with joint pain, strengthening tendons, improving skin health, and can even help improve sleep.
Gelatin when cooled, becomes a sticky adhesive like glue and gels together. Which is how we can make homemade gummies from it.
The biggest benefit of eating gelatin, is that it is a gut healer, which means better nutrient absorption (so greater nourishment) all round.  Also, if your gut is functioning well, then your nervous system is better supported too. Gelatin contains amino acids that helps to seal leaky gut and feeds the good bacteria in your intestinal tract.
The gelatinous quality is also great for the rest of our bodies because it helps build strong connective tissues and cartilage and gives parts of our bodies some elasticity.
It can also improve sleep, reduce inflammation, reduce sugar cravings and can help with joint pain, so it’s a pretty big superstar. Its list of benefits includes improving the condition of your skin, hair and nails. In fact, it’s said to be better then botox (and erase wrinkles, stretch marks and cellulite). Yoo hoo to that one!
These creamy chocolate and vanilla gummies sit somewhere between a dessert and a snack, and are made in under 5 minute. They are the perfect quick, easy and healthy recipe. They are packed with gelatin and collagen, powerful amino acids for full body wellness.
Great for the whole family. Plus - kids just love them.
I’m a huge fan of gelatinous treats and no better flavour combo than chocolate and coconut. Now I’m not a particularly patient person, so when it comes to using teeny-tiny moulds….well, let’s just say it has to be a special occasion!
I much prefer the pour and set approach, which is how this little ‘Double Decker” combo arose. That’s not to say you can’t get creative and use a cute little mould. You can also use patty pans or mini cupcakes as moulds.
This recipe is a delicious treat your whole family will love. You can make them just one flavour - all chocolate or all vanilla if you prefer.
Gummies are one of my favourite gut friendly snacks to make. They are so easy to make and kids love them - especially the two layered variety like these ‘double decker’ ones.
 
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword chocolate vanilla health gummies, coconut gummies, double decker super healthy gummies, good for you gummies, homemade healthy gummies
Servings 15

Ingredients

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons gelatin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Vanilla Layer

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons gelatin
  • 1 1/2 tabespoons water
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Chocolate Layer

  • Mix gelatin with water in a small bowl and let the gelatin 'bloom' for 5 minutes
    In a small saucepan add the 'bloomed' gelatin and the rest of the ingredients. Turn heat on low and stir constantly until gelatin has fully dissolved.
    Pour mixture into a glass dish and put into fridge for an hour before making next layer.

Vanilla Layer

  • Mix gelatin with water in a small bowl and let 'bloom' for 5 minutes
    In a small saucepan add the 'bloomed' gelatin and the rest of the ingredients. Turn heat on low and stir constantly until gelatin has fully dissolved.
    Pour mixture on top of the chocolate layer and return to the fridge to set.
    Set in fridge for 2 hours then, slice into squares.  Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Can be frozen for 3 months then thawed in fridge to eat.
     
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