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Lemon Elderberry Gummies

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Help ward off the back-to-school illnesses with a fun, fruity treat. Lemon elderberry gummies not only taste great, they are good for you!

Lemon Elderberry Gummies | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

For many school is already back in session. For others it is only a week away. Either way there is one thing on every parent’s mind when school starts.

How long until the kids start getting sick?

As kids start spending more time inside and around their friends it is inevitable that germs will spread. There are many natural remedies to help your child’s immune system stay strong and avoid some illness.

One simple remedy is elderberry syrup. It helps ward off viruses and minimizes their severity. My kids love taking it right off the spoon.

Lemon Elderberry Gummies | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Make it fun.

Another great way to add elderberry syrup into your diet is adding it to gummies. Kids don’t even know they are doing something good for themselves by eating these fun, fruity candies.

The lemon adds some vitamin C along with the elderberry for even more immune support.

These gummies are also packed with grass-fed gelatin that is helpful for healing the gut and supporting the whole body. Plus it provides easy-to-digest pure protein.

Great for everyone.

I like to serve lemon elderberry gummies for breakfast and snacks or pack them in lunches for my oldest. They are great to have around for the younger kids as well. Even toddlers love to munch on gummies!

No need to buy fruit snacks. Most of them are filled with artificial flavors and colors.

Even if you buy the ogranic/natural varieties they still contain “natural flavor” which is actually almost the same thing as artificial flavor. And for kids like mine it has the same effect on their mental clarity and behavior.

Lemon Elderberry Gummies | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Fast food.

Although homemade gummies may sound like a daunting snack to make it is actually very simple. Lemon elderberry gummies go from the pan to the fridge in about five minutes.

Simply mix the ingredients, heat and pour. That’s all there is to it.

You can get the kids involved with this project by letting them pick the shapes. See what candy molds your grocery store carries or buy some online. I like to use silicon molds so I don’t have to worry about putting hot liquid in plastic. Plus gummies are much easier to remove from the silicon molds.

If you don’t have any molds you can simply pour the warm liquid into a glass pan. When the lemon elderberry gummies are gelled you can cut them into squares or any shape you like.

No lemon juice on hand? You can use blueberry, cherry or lime juice instead. Try all four varieties and see what your kids like best.

Are you looking for easy, healthy snacks for school lunches? Are you looking for easy ways to help keep your kids healthy?

Lemon elderberry gummies are just what you’re looking for! Fruity, fun and healthy. Whip up a batch to start the school year right.

Lemon Elderberry Gummies | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Lemon Elderberry Gummies
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A fun, fruity treat to help ward off colds.
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  1. 1 cup organic lemon juice
  2. 2 Tbsp. elderberry syrup
  3. 1/2 cup honey
  4. 4 Tbsp. grass-fed gelatin (NOT collagen)
  5. 1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  1. In a small saucepan combine the lemon juice, elderberry syrup, honey and salt. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add the gelatin and whisk to combine.
  3. Let sit one minute.
  4. Heat over low-medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is warm and has become liquid again.
  5. Pour mixture into molds or a glass pan (smaller pan for thicker gummies, larger pan for thinner).
  6. Refrigerate until firm, about thirty minutes.
  7. Remove from molds or cut into shapes.
  8. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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  1. Raia says:

    Great idea, Mary! I love elderberries and I’m always on the lookout for new ways to get them in my kiddos. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing these at Savoring Saturdays – I’m going to feature them at this weekend’s party! Hope to see you there!

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