These coconut gummies are the perfect blend of sweet and sour (if you use lime juice – but you can totally leave this out as well).  They use gelatine which is really great for our bodies (think bone broth) and also fantastic for improving gut health.

These could make great Halloween treats with the right mold or be equally great for Christmas.

Kids will love making these. But be warned they can get just a tad messy!

Chef-Dom-taste-test

Dom taste testing the gummies.

We’re sure you’ll love them!

Let us know in the comments how you go and if you love this recipe then definitely check out our the rest of our recipes at www.domskitchen.co.nz.

Coconut Gummies
 
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Delicious sweet (and slightly sour if you go with the added lime) treats that are good for you!
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Recipe type: Sweet Treats
Type of food: Paleo
Serves: 20
What you need:
  • ½ cup of strawberries with ½ cup coconut or plain water (or 1 cup strawberries for thicker gummy but see comment)
  • 1 tsp lime juice (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tsp. powdered stevia (or 4 tsp preferred natural sweetener)
  • 3 Tbsp powdered gelatin (we use Great Lakes - the red one)
What to do...
  1. Puree the strawberries and coconut water.
  2. Strain mixture over saucepan to remove seeds.
  3. Add ½ the sweetener (and the lime juice if using) and stir to combine.
  4. Add ½ the gelatine (1.5 Tbsp) to the juice and whisk immediately to combine.
  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer (not boiling).
  6. Remove from heat and pour mixture into silicon molds - but fill only halfway!.
  7. Place in to the freezer for 15 minutes or until set.
  8. Combine the coconut cream and ½ the stevia in a small sauce pan, sprinkle over the other half of the gelatin and mix together.
  9. Bring the mixture to a simmer (not boiling).
  10. Remove from heat and pour mixture into the moulds to fill to top of mould.
  11. Place in to the freezer for 15 minutes or until set.
  12. Allow 5 minutes on the bench before serving.
Chef Dom's Tips:
These will store in an airtight container for a 1 week. They're OK in pantry but we prefer to keep them in the fridge.

The gummies will lose water as they sit which will make them more chewy. So make a couple of days before you need to them for added chew factor.

You can of course substitute another fruit for the strawberries. Just watch out because there are some fruits that apparently don't "set" with gelatine including kiwifruit and pineapple. But having said that we've made jelly like kiwifruit so not sure what was going on there!

The jellies will take longer to set the larger they are.The number made of course depends also on size of moulds being used.

We did one set with lime juice and another without. I prefer lime juice in ones without coconut but Dom liked them best with combo strawberry/lime and coconut.