Did anyone else love chocolate covered gummy bears and sour watermelon candy? I would definitely hit up the bulk candy bins before heading into the movie theaters when I was younger, stashing my precious cargo in my purse. Well, my precious cargo has transformed a bit over the years, and now I happily nosh on this take of my childhood favorite - complete with the gut healing properties of grass fed gelatin, the hydrating sweet notes of fresh watermelon, and a delightful mix of berries, nuts, and chlorella tablets (hello protein and detoxification!).
watermelon lime gummy bears
2 cups fresh watermelon juice
6 TB vital proteins grass fed gelatin
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (you could also use lemon)
Optional sweetener, though I prefer none
3 TB cacao powder
3 TB coconut oil softened
Optional sweetener (1 tsp honey or stevia to taste, though I prefer none)
Trail Mix additions
Sun Food Chlorella Tablets
Moon Juice Shop Activated Cashews or Apricot Kernels
Gently heat 1/2 of the watermelon and lime juice, until warm, not boiling.
Take your other 1/2 of the watermelon lime juice mixture and slowly sprinkle in gelatin and stir to combine.
Pour the heated juice combination over the gelatin juice combination. Stir until all lumps are gone.
Pour into gummy bear mold and place in refrigerator for about one hour (or just place in parchment covered dish)
While gummy bears are cooling, make chocolate coating by mixing coconut oil, cacao powder, and sweetener, if desired.
Roll gummy bears into the cooled chocolate coating when they are done setting in the refrigerator.
For the trail mix, combine all the ingredients and add to the chocolate gummy bears. Of course, this recipe is open to many different delightful variations! Play around and enjoy. And stash some in your bag for your movie-going pleasure.
(Keep chocolate coated gummy bears in refrigerator.)