These homemade sugar free free sour peach gummies are sure to satisfy your gummy craving. They're super cute, keto AND high in protein!
This has been even more difficult since moving home to Canada, where the gummy candy is far better than the stuff that was available in Minnesota... AND we have Bulk Barn.
Store bought sugar free gummy candy is always an option, but it has its downsides.
It’s expensive, tends to use a high glycemic sugar substitute (and maltitol can be murder on the guts!), and there’s not a lot of variety.
Recently, I woke up from a dream where I was making homemade sour peach gummies. It was a very detailed dream, showing me using a technique to make cute peach shaped candy.
I immediately ordered some new heart shaped molds! Pretty soon, I was snacking on my own sour peach gummies. High in protein, no sugar, and the sweetener is one that I have no problem processing.
For this reason, I make the gummy itself sour, rather than roll them in a sweetener and citric acid mixture. I’ve tried it several times, with the same result every time: The coating liquifies!
These taste so good, though, that you won’t miss the sour sugar coating of the source material.
Anyway, let me show you how to make your own!
So, these may not be pantry staples, but I tend to go through a lot of them in my quest to stick to my diet.
To make these high protein, sugar-free sour peach gummies, you will need:
I like to use granulated Allulose as my sweetener when making these - I order it in from the USA.
I used to use an erythritol / Monk Fruit blend sweetener, but I’ve been moving away from that lately.
The allulose doesn’t crystalize like erythritol does, and also doesn’t have that weird cooling sensation in the mouth that you can get from erythritol.
If you’d like to use erythritol and monkfruit, just use slightly less - more like a heaping half cup - as it’s a bit sweeter than allulose.
Unflavored Collagen Peptides Powder is what I use to give these gummies a boost of protein.
Personally, I use Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. It’s colorless, flavorless, and dissolves completely.
If you’re not particularly concerned about adding protein and don’t have any collagen on hand, feel free to skip it.
This is what sets the gummy mixture into the requisite texture.
I go through a TON of it when on keto, so buying it in these 1 lb packages makes the most sense for me.
If you’re not anticipating going through a ton of gelatin, yourself, feel free to use knox. It’ll cost more per batch, but it’s not as much of an up-front investment.
Citric Acid is what gives these gummies their characteristic sour bite, and also acts as a bit of a preservative.
If you’re not looking to make your gummies sour, I’d still recommend using ½ - 1 teaspoon of citric acid in it. I find that homemade gummy candies can taste kind of flat without the addition of a bit of acid.
Lorann Flavor Oil
I use Lorann Peach Flavor Oil to give this candy its sweet peach flavour.
Not into peach, and wanting to play with making other flavours of sour gummies? You can use any flavouring you like!
If you’re using something other than Lorann oils, you may need to increase the amount used. For instance, if you’re using a grocery store artificial fruit extract, you’re going to need to use about double.
Lorann is SUPER concentrated flavour.
Gel Food Coloring
You can use any color of food coloring you like, but if you’re looking for the gummy candy to look like peaches, I recommend using orange and red.
If you’re looking to just use a single color, you can use a small amount or orange, or a peach gel color.
Half the fun of making - and eating! - homemade gummy candy is the shapes you can use. I have WAY too many molds in my house, LOL.
That said, feel free to use any shape of molds you like - I’ve even made sour peach dinosaur gummies, and sour peach Swedish fish!
Not wanting to invest in molds? Just pour the mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking pan. Once set, you can cut them into squares and lift them from the pan!
How to Make Sugar Free Sour Peach Gummies
The full recipe is in the recipe card at the end of this post, here is the pictorial walk through.
In a small pot, whisk together the sweetener, collagen, and gelatin. Be sure to FULLY combine it, or you’ll end up with lumps.
Add water, whisk to combine.
Use food coloring to tint the mixture to your desired colour - I start with a light orange.
Add flavour oil and citric acid, stir well to dissolve.
Allow filled molds to sit at room temperature until set, or transfer to the fridge for faster setting.
For Fancier Candies (As Pictured)
Allow molds to set for 5 minutes or so.
Tint remaining gelatin, red. If itgets too thick, you can reheat it slightly - just enough to liquify it.
Use a dropper to add a small amount of the red gelatin mixture to each of the heat molds, aiming down and off to the side a bit.
Allow to set fully before removing from the molds.
I used fish and dinosaur molds for the rest of my sour peach gummy candy!
Transfer gummies to an airtight container - I generally use a plastic Ziploc baggie - and store in the fridge for up to 5 days or so.
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Sugar Free Peach Gummies [Keto, High Protein]
- 1 cup Cold Water
- ⅔ cup Sweetener I used granulated allulose
- 4 scoops Collagen Peptides
- ⅓ cup Unflavored Gelatin
- Gel food colouring Orange and Red
- 2 teaspoon Lorann Flavor Oil
- 4 teaspoon Citric Acid
- In a small pot, whisk together the sweetener, collagen, and gelatin. Be sure to FULLY combine it, or you’ll end up with lumps.
- Add water, whisk to combine. Use food coloring to tint the mixture to your desired colour - I start with a light orange.
- Heat over medium heat, until everything is smooth and dissolved. Remove from heat.
- Add flavour oil and citric acid, stir well to dissolve.
- Use a dropper to fill the gummy mold cavities with the gelatin mixture.
- Allow filled molds to sit at room temperature until set, or transfer to the fridge for faster setting.
For Fancier Candies
- Fill heart molds MOST of the way with the light orange gelatin mixture, leaving a bit of mixture in the pot.Allow molds to set for 5 minutes or so.Reheat remaining gelatin, tint red.Use a dropper to add a small amount of the red gelatin mixture to each of the heat molds, aiming down and off to the side a bit.Allow to set fully before removing from the molds.