Paleo Gummy Bears

Paleo Gummies!

I love jello! But I don’t love low quality gelatin, food coloring or sugar. Now, it’s safe to love jello again! Paleo Gummies are the perfect finger food, snack and dessert. The bonus is all the protein you get from the gelatin!

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I’d made the Gummy Bears recipe from Elana’s Pantry over a dozen times and I was getting really frustrated with my gelatin. The recipe was great but I couldn’t figure out how to get the gelatin to behave. It always clumped and my juice would foam when I tried to combine it into the hot juice. It was a literal hot mess.

I finally figured out the BEST hack EVER to gelatin. You have to let it bloom. By letting the gelatin “bloom” you can avoid foaming the juice and clumping the gelatin. It dissolves perfectly every time.

Blooming Gelatin
Letting the gelatin bloom
Fully bloomed gelatin

Here’s a very important tip:

Don’t put your molds into the fridge right away. Let them sit where they are for 30 minutes BEFORE putting into them refrigerator. This will allow the liquid to become more solid and less likely to spill when you transfer them into the fridge.

I’m embarrassed to say how many times I had to clean up spilt gelatin before I figured this one out. Let’s just say 5 times and leave it at that.

Paleo Gummies
Don’t try carrying your molds to the fridge until they have started to solidify… trust me!

Once you’ve braved your first batch, you’ll see how fast and easy it really is to make this nutritious Paleo treat.

Paleo Gummy Bears
Should I be worried?

Send me photos of your gummies doing crazy things. Who needs elf on a shelf, am i right?


Paleo Gummies!

Author Dia Kline for


  • 3 cups juice cranberry, tart cherry, mango, peach, carrot ginger
  • 3 TBSP lime juice
  • ½ tsp stevia *not in glycerin
  • 9 TBSP gelatin


  1. Take 2 cups juice and put into large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice and let it sit and “bloom” for 5 minutes

  2. Put the remaining cup of juice into a medium saucepan. Bring it to an almost boil. Remove from heat.

  3. Add in lime juice and stevia

  4. Turn heat to low and return the saucepan to the burner

  5. Combine one spoonful of the bloomed gelatin at a time into the hot juice. Take care to stir gently, making sure the gelatin is dissolving thoroughly. Don’t overheat or boil the gelatin. Repeat until all the bloomed gelatin has been combined

  6. Pour hot gelatin mixture into a 4-cup glass measuring cup for easy dispensing. If you don't have a large measuring cup, keep pouring the hot mixture into your smaller cup until finished

  7. Pour the hot gelatin mixture slowly into your silicone molds. Let them sit for 30 minutes before putting into refrigerator. (This step will allow the liquid to become more solid and less likely to spill when you transfer them into the fridge.)

  8. Refrigerate for 2 hours
  9. Keep in airtight container for up to a week

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