Sugar Free Sour Cherry Gummies

We recenly bought a bag of citric acid for our pantry, and I instantly knew I had to try sugar free sour patch candies. When I started my internet search for “sugar free gummies”, I saw page after page of fruit juice and gelatin recipes. Noooooo I’m sorry but those aren not gummies! NEXT! Gummy candies aren’t just squishy…they also have to be stretchy and make you chew for several cycles before swallowing.

I remembered seeing Claire Saffitz’s Bon Appetit’s Gourmet makes Sour Patch Kids video. This recipe was the basis of my sugar free version. ChefSteps also has a nice tutorial with photos for traditional Pate de Fruits which is the classic non-sour version of these treats.

I had FiberYum prebiotic fiber syrup on hand, but I heard it may be discontinued. One alternative is VitaFiber. These are syrups made from isomaltooligosaccharides (IMO) and may raise glucose levels for some, so you may need to sample before diving in. Any thick/syrupy sweetener should work – it replaces the corn syrup element in the traditional candy recipe.

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  1. Jackie have you ever tried these with allulose syrup. Maybe it can be thickened with some xanthan or some guar gum. I am pre-diabetic so I don’t want to chance the vita-fiber. I am going to give it a try.

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