Santa Bruce Gummy Bear Recipe

This Santa Bruce Gummy Bear Recipe and Post is sponsored by Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.

My daughter loves reading Christmas books all year long. Santa Bruce is one of our new favorite books and is officially in the daily book rotation. My husband and I share bedtime duties and have a stack of books that we read our daughter every night before she goes to bed.

Did you know that it is now required that we read to her 20 minutes per day per the teacher’s request? Do you have that at your school? Of course, we were already doing at least 20 minutes of reading at night. Now, we are upping our reading time to include daytime reading sessions that are more interactive since our daughter is starting to read a little on her own now! Yippy!

Santa Bruce Gummy Bears Recipe

Santa Bruce

The new Santa Bruce book, in stores now, is part of the famous Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins. It is pretty funny and a pleasure to read because Bruce is a grumpy lovable bear. He is a pretty decent cook and he is a mother. One thing Bruce is not – Santa Claus.

Buy the Santa Bruce Book here.

 

Santa Bruce Book

But that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity—again. My daughter cracks up every time that I read Santa Bruce! My daughter absolutely loved the ornament and is getting excited about putting up the Christmas Tree.

Santa Bruce Ornament

Ryan T. Higgins

Ryan T. Higgins (ryanthiggins.com) is an author and illustrator of Santa Bruce and Mother Bruce series. He likes the outdoors and cheese sandwiches. Also, he is NOT a grumpy old black bear, but he DOES like making books about one—starting with the best-selling Mother Bruce, which received the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor. He lives in Maine with his wife and kids… and too many pets.

 

Ryan T. Higgins

Collagen Gummies

For this healthy gummy bear recipe, I chose to use Beef Gelatin Collagen from pasture raised grass fed cows.

My daughter was recently hurt and had stitches on her head. I have been trying to get her to take the collagen gelatin for weeks and she kept being able to taste it in her milk.

Collagen is said to help promote the proper healing of scars. That is why I am so keen on getting my daughter to eat it. I started doing research and found that you can make collagen gummies that makes use of the gelatin in collagen.

Now, my daughter is taking the perfect amount of collagen daily to help promote healing her head. I sweetened the gummy bears with just enough maple syrup that they are delicious and are a treat for her!

Since I perfected the collagen gummies recipe, she has been asking for me to make them every day. Also, she loves helping me fill the gummy bear trays.

While we were reading Santa Bruce, I decided to order a gummy bear mold with an eye dropper instead of just making cubes. Cubes are so boring for kids!! The silicone gummy molds with the eyedropper make this homemade gummy bear recipe kid-friendly. It is much easier to get the gummies out of silicone bold because you can pop them out by pushing them out from the back.

 

How to Make Gummy Bears

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Gummy Bear Ingredients

1 Cup Juice
2 Tbsp Gelatin
1/4 Tsp Blue Food Coloring (Natural Blue Food Coloring Recipe here)
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup

I have made a ton of different gummy bears and almost any juice works as a base for the gummy bears. My favorite is watermelon juice and grape juice so far. My least favorite is orange juice, but the recipe still works. Try making these homemade gummy bears with any juice that you have in the house.

How to Make Gummy Bears?

In a small pot, bring one cup of juice to a boil.
Add in the two tablespoons of maple syrup and the 1/4 teaspoon of blue food coloring.
Lower the heat to low and add in the two tablespoons of the Beef Collagen Gelatin one scoop at a time and whisking as you add the powder into the liquid.
Once the powder is dissolved, take the mixture off the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
Pour the liquid into a hearty mug or jar to make it easier to use the eyedropper.How to Make Gummy Bears with a 5 year old

How to Make Gummy Bears with KidsGummy Bear EyedropperLay the gummy bear sheet onto a cookie sheet to help keep the gummies stabilized when you put them in the fridge.

Gummy Bear MoldsUse the eyedropper to add the liquid into the gummies one at a time doing your best not overflow the gummies. Also, try to avoid getting bubbles in your dropper. You can get let them rise in the dropper by holding it upright. Also, you can pop them carefully if they do get into the molds.
Place the gummy bear mold in the fridge on top of the cookie sheet for 30 minutes or until they are solidified.

Gummy Bear Recipe

Santa Bruce Gummy Bear Recipe

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Prep Time: 7 hours 26 minutes
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Author: April Golightly

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small pot, bring one cup of juice to a boil.
  • Add in the two tablespoons of maple syrup and the 1/4 teaspoon of blue food coloring.
  • Lower the heat to low and add in the two tablespoons of the Beef Collagen Gelatin one scoop at a time and whisking as you add the powder into the liquid.
  • Once the powder is dissolved, take the mixture off the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Pour the liquid into a hearty mug or jar to make it easier to use the eyedropper.
  • Lay the gummy bear sheet onto a cookie sheet to help keep the gummies stabilized when you put them in the fridge.
  • Use the eyedropper to add the liquid into the gummies one at a time doing your best not overflow the gummies. Also, try to avoid getting bubbles in your dropper.
  • You can get let them rise in the dropper by holding it upright. Also, you can pop them carefully if they do get into the molds.
  • Place the gummy bear mold in the fridge on top of the cookie sheet for 30 minutes or until they are solidified.

 

Christmas Gummy Bears

Grab your own Santa Bruce Book here. Happy reading!!

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