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Valentine Heart Gummy Recipe

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This Valentine Heart Gummy is the perfect way to be both healthy and festive for Valentine’s Day. They are made with Collagen gelatin which helps make hair and skin look fantastic.

Heart Gummies

I love gummy candies! They are so fun to chew. Every time I eat them, I immediately brought back to my childhood.

And I also love Valemtine’s Day. It is such a fun holiday where everything is centered around love with pink and red decorations! So cute!

So then I had the idea to try and make heart gummies that are not only cute, but delicious. And you know what? It worked! These are delightfully chewy and are packed with that delicious flavor that I adore so much.

I’ll take you through every step of making your own. I’ll show you what ingredients you need, and even share some fun ways to give them as Valentine gifts.

Of course, you might just make them up for yourself!

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Heart Gummy Bear Shopping List

Before you make your own heart gummy bears, you’ll need the following ingredients from the store.

  • Collagen Gelatin
  • Dixie Crystal Granulate Sugar
  • Juice

Other Items You May Also Need

You will also need a few extra kitchen products too. Here are some things that will help you make the heart gummy bears.

  • Eye Dropper (to drop the gummy solution into
  • Ladel
  • Silicone Heart Mold – you can find silicone molds in a variety of fun shapes.

What is Collagen Gelatin?

There are 2 different things you can use to make gummies – grass fed gelatin or gelatin collagen Hydrolysate. Both are excellent for this recipe, you can use either one. But I really like how the collagen gelatin reacts and tastes.

Collagen is the protein that forms connective fibers in tissues. And this powder is excellent for tendons, ligaments, and joints.

Homemade Gummy Bears Gift Ideas

Of course, I loved eating them myself. But these homemade gummy hearts also make perfect gifts. Here are some creative ways to give homemade gummies as gifts:

  • Personalized Mason Jar – decorate a mason jar for the receiver and fill it with the gummies
  • Gift Basket – Make a larger gift basket with more homemade goodies
  • Mixed Box – Create several flavors of gummies and put in a gift box
  • Teacher’s Gift
  • Birthday gift

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 heart trays.

Other Flavors of Homemade Gummy Bears

You can also make more natural flavors of this homemade heart gummy recipe. Try adding all different flavors until you find the ones you love most. Some of my favorite flavors of gummies use:

  • Grape juice
  • Gatorade
  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Watermelon Juice
  • Lemonade

Heart Gummy Recipe

Are you ready to make your own heart gummy bears? Here’s the recipe. It only has 5 ingredients. Don’t forget to pin this to your Pinterest board.

  • 1 cup Red or Pink Juice
  • 1/3 cup Dixie Crystal Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Collagen
  • BPA free silicone gummy bear molds (2) with dropper
  1. Pour sugar, sugar and collagen into a saucepan.
  2. Whisk on medium low for 2-3 minutes until all sugar and the collagen has dissolved.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a separate bowl.
  4. Place the heart mold on top of cookie sheet for balance.
  5. Using the dropper, squeeze the mixture into each heart mold, repeating steps until all cavities are filled.
  6. Transfer to fridge.
  7. Chill for 10 to 15 minutes depending on the
  8. They should remove from the molds easily.
  9. Keep chilled in an airtight container until served.
  10. Leftovers should be kept in the fridge.
    Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Charity Event

This is the third year for our Valentine’s event! We want to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!

Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved.

Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!

Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal. You can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference!

Donate here.

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If you make your own heart gummy bears, post it to Instagram and tag #GoLightlyFood so I can see!

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