Herbal Tea Gummy Bears
Add the cold water in a wide, shallow bowl, this will help distribute the gelatin a little better. Gently and slowly sprinkle the gelatin over the entire surface of the water, adding more as the first layers soften. Continue until all the gelatin is in the water. Let sit for about 3 minutes.
Place the bowl over a small saucepan that has an inch of water in it. Turn the heat up to medium and bring the water to a simmer. Heat the gelatin & water until the gelatin fully dissolves, stirring occasionally.
Add in the Pique tea crystals and stir to dissolve. Only heat the gelatin water enough to melt the gelatin, do not bring it to a boil or let it get over 170°F. Remove the bowl from heat.
Add in 2 tablespoons of honey and stir completely until dissolved. Taste, and add more honey if needed. Using a dropper (I use a turkey baster, which isn't as effective but it gets the job done), fill the gummy bear molds, or larger shaped molds, if desired.
Transfer molds to the fridge and let chill for about 20 minutes or more, until the gummies have solidified. Remove the gummies from the molds and keep them in an airtight container in a cool place. The gummies will soften and lose their shape at temperatures over 80-85°F.
- You will definitely get more flavor, color, and benefits if you use 4 sachets of Pique, but we've tested this using just 2 sachets and have gotten tasty results as well, so the amount you use is completely up to you.
- We've used anywhere from 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of honey per batch. My kids prefer a little less honey. You can start with 2 tablespoons, taste, then add more if you think it's needed.
- I can't say how many gummy bears this makes, since I always do half bears/half larger molds when I make this.
Calories: 31kcal | Protein: 7g | Sodium: 30mg