Sugar-Free Keto Gummy bears are fruity chewy zero-carb treats. And they are a sneaky way to get your kids to eat healthier candy.
Ok, time for some real talk. 👩🏻🍳
There aren’t that many times when the foods that I make for my kids intersect with the Keto meals that I make for myself. But my kids do make one exception. They will happily eat the sugar-free gummy bears that I make at home. Have they guessed that these gummy bears are sugar-free?
They have not.
🍚 Are these gummy bears really sugar-free?
Yes, sugar-free means totally free of sugar. Because the main ingredient is Sugar-Free Jello, the sweetener used is Aspartame. That means the nutritional info for the sugars are absolute zero. No sugar here.
And the carb count is zero too. Zip!
To make these sugar-free gummy bears you'll just need 3 ingredients:
- Sugar-Free Jello
- Knox unfavored gelatine
- cold water
- Mix together the Jello, unflavored gelatine and water in a medium-sized saucepan.
- Cook over low heat until fully dissolved, about 2 minutes.
- Fill the wells of a candy mold with the Jello, using a pipette. Do this right after cooking, or else the mixture will gell before you can add it to the candy molds.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes until fully gelled.
- Pop the gummies out of the mold and hand out to the kiddos.
- Can be stored in a resealable container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or for 1 week at room temperature on the counter. The gummies are firmer if you keep them in the fridge and softer if you keep them out.
🌈 Sugar-Free Jello Flavors
You can use any flavor of Jello that you like in Sugar-Free Gummy Bears. The four brands that make sugar-free Jello are Jello-O obviously, Royal, GramZero, and a scrappy little candy brand you might have heard of: Starburst. Usually, the only brands that you can buy in the supermarket are Jell-O and Royal, but you can find the other two on Amazon.
- Jell-O Brand Flavors: Cherry, Black Cherry, Lime, Lemon, Strawberry, Peach, Raspberry, and Orange
- Royal Brand Flavors: Strawberry, Lime, Orange, Cherry, Raspberry
- Starburst Brand Flavors: All Pink Strawberry, Blue Raspberry, Cherry
- GramZero Brand Flavors: Raspberry, Strawberry, Cherry, Lemon, Lime, Orange
💰 Where to buy Sugar-Free Jello
💰 Where to buy gummy bear molds
You can find all sorts of fun candy molds on Amazon. In addition to the sugar-free gummy bears, you can make gummy worms, dinosaurs, characters, and animals, any kind of shape. If you can dream it, you can make it out of gummy candy. Just make sure that the mold you pick comes with a plastic pipette (a.k.a. an eyedropper) to use to fill the wells.
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💬 How Keto are these gummies?
These sugar-free gummy bears are decidedly Keto. They are one of the very few actual zero-carb foods in this world of ours. These gummy candies are literally free of all carbohydrates, so you can eat them guilt-free. And if you are concerned about the artificial sweeteners used in Jell-O, Royal, and Starburst, then you can use the stevia-sweetened GramZero brand of gelatin.
Time to say farewell👋
Soon you will be enjoying a handful of fruity chewy sugar-free gummy bears. And like I said, they only take 10 minutes to prep and cook, and then 30 minutes in the fridge. So you're looking at 40 minutes, tops.
Not to mention the money that you'll save by making them at home instead of buying them for $8 bucks online. These do-it-yourself gummies only cost $3.75 to make at home. Chump change!
Alright, now it’s time for me to get back to my favorite pastime: fooling children.
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Sugar-Free Keto Gummy Bears
These sugar-free Keto gummies have zero carbs so they make a great treat for kids and adults alike.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 50 gummy bears 1x
- Category: Candy
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Diabetic
- 1 small (.3oz) package Sugar-Free Jello
- 1 envelope Knox unfavored gelatine
- ⅓ cup cold water
Step 1. Mix together the Jello, unflavored gelatine, and water in a medium-sized saucepan.
Step 2. Cook over low heat until fully dissolved, about 2 minutes.
Step 3. Fill the wells of a candy mold with the Jello, using a pipette. Do this right after cooking, or else the mixture will gell before you can add it to the candy molds.
Step 4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes until fully gelled.
Step 5. Press the back of the gummy bear mold to pop out the gummies.
Step 6. The gummy bears can be stored in a resealable container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or for 1 week at room temperature on the counter.
For sweeter gummy candy, dissolve 1 tablespoon of powdered erythritol along with the Jello and unflavored gelatin. The gummies are plenty sweet without this added sweetener, but I feel like it masks the taste of aspartame from the Sugar-Free Jello. And it makes the candy taste more like the super sweet Haribo gummies that you buy at the store.
- Serving Size: 10 gummies
- Calories: 7
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 1
Keywords: Keto Gummy Bears, Sugar Free Gummy Bears, Sugar Free Gummies, Sugar Free Gummies Recipe
FRANCHESCA NELLENBACK says
I used cold water and it didn't really dissolve. Was I supposed to use warm water? Or hot water? I had to spoon it into the mold and it tastes funny lol...
Oh dear, that's not good. You use cold water and then cook the mixture to dissolve it. And you need to use a pipette to get the liquid into the wells of the mold. I think that those are your two problems. As for the taste, you probably just don't like the taste of the sugar-free sweetener in the Jello. I find that adding 1 tablespoon of Confectioner's Swerve cuts back on that taste.
Lily KJ says
Firstly - thank you so much for this recipe! I bought some sugar free gummies (at freakin $3 per tiny bag) ACK! I am super excited to try your recipe.
I read all the comments (LOL to some of them) and I want to say THANK YOU for being so kind and generous as to reply to everyone! You are so thoughtful.
I wanted to let everyone know that if you dont want chemicals like Aspartame - it appears there is a stevia sweetened jello type product and it has zero carbs. I saw a few different comments about sugar free jello having carbs or not - a quick nutrition search shows me that it does seem to have some carbs.
Anyway - here is a link to a product that has 0 carbs and is sweetened with stevia. I hope this might help:
Interesting. I thought I knew everything there was to know about Sugar-Free Jello, but it seems like I was wrong. Thanks so much for sharing this product and for your nice comment. You have made my day.
Lily KJ says
Who knows - maybe they changed the recipe at some point after you got used to it being zero carb. It has maltodextrin in (which has carbs) and maybe it didnt use to.
I just received my package of the above-mentioned stevia sweetened zero carb "jello" - and I have made my first batch of gummies. I will post again after they have set to let you know how they came out.
Great, let me know how they turn out. I just looked at a package of Sugar-Free Orange Jell and it had 0 carbs.
I'll be honest, I hate the taste of stevia so I don't ever use it in anything. I've actually been experimenting with using unflavored gelatin and Mio water enhancers as flavoring in Jello desserts. So the recipes don't have the artificial sweeteners that people are trying to avoid. Here's a recipe that uses Mio: https://www.resolutioneats.com/blog/keto-orange-tangerine-jello-whips/
Lily KJ says
Ooooh very smart! The Mio idea!
So I tried your recipe with the stevia sweetened gelatin and I made a few mistakes (LOL) - firstly I dont have any molds so I had seen another blog that said to make gummy worms - you can pour the mixture into a (they said loaf pan then use a pizza cutter to cut into "worms' but my mind remembered without checking again: big flat pan. So I used an 8x8. So my gummies were def not the chewy gummy texture. They were like jello but a bit more dense. Not sure if it was because it was all way too thin from how it set up on the pan or if it was the ingredients I used.
So I just got back from the store a moment ago and picked up some SF jello to try exactly as your recipe suggests and will try a small loaf pan this time. And guess what? The box says ZERO CARBS!
So I dont know why pictures of the boxes online show carbs - maybe THEY are the old, obsolete ones.
Anyway - gonna make your recipe now and use a loaf pan and see how my worms come out.
Thanks so much for checking back in with your results. And you know what, I think you are right about the nutritional info on the Jello. Sugar-Free Jello originally used Nutri-sweet. This was a long time ago, but it could just be a label for the old version.
Good luck with the worms!
Margaret Nunnery says
You can also lightly dust your gummies with Swerve confectioner's sugar to keep the little fellas from sticking. I freeze dry mine so I don't have to worry about it. Thanks for a great recipe!
Sure thing! Thanks for the tip.
I just made these by the directions. Refrigerated 45 minutes and they are a little mushy... what did I do wrong?’
I’m not sure what you did wrong here. Maybe give it a little more chill time.
Gummies turned out great but still a little too sweet. What can I do to lessen the sweetness?
The sweetener is in the Jello, and you need to use the same proportions so there isn't a way to turn down the sweetness.
In your picture of the silicone molds....what is the yellow one. I looked through alot of molds on Amazon and didn't see that one.
It looks like Amazon doesn't sell them anymore. It's a candy mold called "Crazy Monsters" by a company called Silly Pop. I just tried finding it in my Amazon orders but it actually links to a different animal themed mold now. Sorry- the candies really are cute!
Thanks for getting back to me so fast. Will try to find it on a other web site.
If you’re not using gelatin packets, but gelatin from a container, how much do you use? Can you tell me in teaspoons or tablespoons?
You use 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin.
Can’t wait to try.😊
Mrs. Villicana says
I followed recipe exactly and they came out perfect! I also tried out a set with the sugar free strawberry lemonade drink mix packets as one other person on here mentioned in comments. The flavor was great but it wasn't as firm so next time I will use more of the gelatin powder. Thank you so much. My husband is such a fan of gummies and now he can finally have Keto gummies. Yay!
Thanks for the drink mix tip! Glad to make your hubby happy. You might like these creamy gummies too. You'll need a bigger bon bon candy sized mold or loaf pan to make them. https://www.resolutioneats.com/blog/sugar-free-orange-creamsicle-gummies/
hi - do you know what the shelf life would be on these ? I would like to post some to a friend
This gummy candy will stay fresh for about 10 days. I don't recommend mailing them though, because they might melt on the way.
Making these now, it’s so simple, I’m surprised I didn’t think of it myself!
However reading these comments gave me quite a laugh... some of these people are wild - you have the patience of a saint! 😂