Immune Boosting Vegan Elderberry Gummi Bears for Back-To-School Season

So it’s back-to-school season and my daughter started to get the sniffles the first week! We don’t vaccinate in my family so I’m always diy-ing simple but effective way to boost my children’s immune system, naturally of course.

These gummy bears contain no preservatives, no artificial colors, no excessive sugars and no gelatin! They awesome animal-friendly, environment-friendly and health-friendly option.

Elderberries come from a Sambucus plant, people usually just refer to it as the elder or elderflower.Elderberries contain active bioflavonoids like anthocyanins can soothe inflammation and irritation. They clear out phlegm that can trap foreign agents in your glands and they also have certain antibacterial and anti-infectious qualities. They can help shorten the length of colds and more importantly help prevent the common virus’ children get in school from latching onto cells.

My daughter loves making these with me! It’s fun for everyone.

Immune Boosting Vegan Elderberry Gummi Bears for Back-To-School Season

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

½  cup elderberry syrup (homemade or store-bought) Store-bought can have a lot of unnecessary sugar, homemade is best.

2 tablespoons of 100% Juice  (If you don't want to use juice, use an additional ¼ cup of elderberry syrup in its place.)

4 table spoons hot spring or distilled water

2 ½cup agar powder

Silicone Molds

Instructions

Have your silicone molds clean, dry. If they aren't silicone, grease them with a thin layer of coconut oil.

Start with a large liquid measuring cup, I like to use a one that holds about four cups. You want to move quickly once you start to mix everything so I recommend having your supplies ready (whisk, molds or greased dish…) along with your ingredients pre-measured.

Turn the stove on low, Pour the water and the juice in the pot. Pour your elderberry syrup in and mix well. Slowly add your agar powder in while constantly stirring to prevent clumps. Turn the stove off. While still stirring, add sugar to test, and add your vitamin C powder. Do this fast so the mixture doesn't thicken to the point where you can't work with it. Pour your mixture into a measuring cup ( or you can use a spoon ).

Let them sit for about 20 minutes until they are solid. These keep well in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. Freezing is okay too. Store them in an air tight jar or container.

Recipe Notes

Tips: Sometimes, I don't get the gummy mixture into the molds fast enough. So I put the mixture in a bowl of hot water and stir it up.

Immune Boosting Vegan Elderberry Gummi Bears for Back-To-School Season

Ingredients 

½  cup elderberry syrup (homemade or store-bought) Store-bought can have a lot of unnecessary sugar, homemade is best.

2 tablespoons of 100% Juice  (If you don’t want to use juice, use an additional ¼ cup of elderberry syrup in its place.)

4 table spoons hot spring or distilled water

2 ½cup agar powder

Silicone Molds

Have your silicone molds clean, dry. If they aren’t silicone, grease them with a thin layer of coconut oil.

Start with a large liquid measuring cup, I like to use a one that holds about four cups. You want to move quickly once you start to mix everything so I recommend having your supplies ready (whisk, molds or greased dish…) along with your ingredients pre-measured.

Turn the stove on low, Pour the water and the juice in the pot. Pour your elderberry syrup in and mix well. Slowly add your agar powder in while constantly stirring to prevent clumps. Turn the stove off. While still stirring, add sugar to test, and add your vitamin C powder. Do this fast so the mixture doesn’t thicken to the point where you can’t work with it. Pour your mixture into a measuring cup ( or you can use a spoon ).

Let them sit for about 20 minutes until they are solid. These keep well in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. Freezing is okay too. Store them in an air tight jar or container.

Tips:
Sometimes, I don’t get the gummy mixture into the molds fast enough. So I put the mixture in a bowl of hot water and stir it up.

Here’s a video to help !

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