These healthy sugar-free gum drops are easy to make and have just 27 calories and 4g of carbohydrate per serving. They are fun treats to make with kids.
It’s Day 1 at home with my family, trying to avoid contact with the Virus. I keep thinking of that scene from Lost where we meet Desmond, a guy stuck underground in a bunker, whose whole job is to type a series of numbers into a computer at specific times. All he does is exercise on his little bike, eat non-perishable food, listen to record albums and punch numbers into that computer.
Annnny hoo, healthy gum drops.
Time to share a good inside day recipe with you. It’s for a homemade version of Sugar Free Gum Drops that is sure to raise your spirits, whether you are 8 or 80.
The good news is that you can make sugar free jelly candy with ingredients that are probably in your pantry already.
To make these candies, you’ll need unsweetened applesauce, Sugar-Free Jello, unflavored gelatin and a sugar-free granulated sweetener of your choice.
I hesitate to call these candies “Keto” because they contain applesauce, but they are definitely Keto friendly.
You can eat 8 of these candies and the carb count is just 4g. To make these sugar-free gum drops, all you need to do it combine all your ingredients, bring them to a boil and then chill the mixture for several hours in the refrigerator.
And that's about it.
Cut them into squares, roll them in sweetener and you are done. You’ll have a healthy gummy candy for you and your kids that won’t have them bouncing off the walls.
Ok, now I must be going. I have a date with an exercise bike.Print
Healthy Gum Drops
These sugar-free gum drops are easy to make and have just 27 calories and 4g of carbohydrate per serving.
- Prep Time: 1
- Cook Time: 4
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 64 gum drops 1x
- Category: Candy
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Diabetic
1 ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener plus some to roll the candy in later
2 (.3oz) boxes Sugar-Free Jello, any flavor
2 envelopes Knox Unflavored Gelatine
1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
2. Mix all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan.
3. Let the mixture stand for 1 minute.
4. Bring the mixture to a boil over Medium heat and boil for 1 minute.
5. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours until firm.
6. Remove the sheet of gum drops and cut into ½ inch squares. Put the gum drops in a shallow bowl.
7. Sprinkle squares with granulated sweetener and mix to coat all sides.
- Serving Size: 8 gum drops
- Calories: 27
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 4
- Fiber: <1
- Protein: 1
Keywords: Sugar-Free Gum Drops, Low Carb Gum Drops, Gluten-Free Gum Drops