Easter Jaffa Gummies

Ah Easter. A time of hardcore chocolate binging. Don’t get me wrong I like a bit of balance, but my kids eating chocolate for breakfast just doesn’t work in this house (hashtag meltdown city). I’m not a total meanie though, there are some beautiful quality chocolates out there (Loving Earth I’m looking at you). Also I created these gorgeous Jaffa Gummies that are going to help heal and nourish the gut, rather than damage. The kids will be bouncing off the walls with these, but for good reasons instead ♥easter gummy.2jpg.jpgPlease do feel free to make these year round ! They shouldn’t be confined to just Easter.

This recipe is gluten free, nut free, grain free, dairy free, egg free and suitable for GAPS & Paleo protocols. It makes about 20 gummies depending on the size of your moulds.

If you don’t have moulds it’s fine to pour into a slice dish and simply cut into cubes with a knife. When I make this I actually double this recipe! But there’s 4 of us eating these in our house and we love to eat so I thought I’d better be reasonable.

INGREDIENTS

200g (half a can) of coconut milk or cream
Juice of one orange
Orange rind – approx. 6cms long
3 tblsp grass fed gelatin
1 1/2 tblsp cacao powder (I use & love Nutra Organics Organic Cacao Powder – it’s a pure product with no chemical refining or nasties added!)

METHOD

Get a little saucepan and place in the coconut milk, cacao powder and orange juice. Gently whisk together.

Whilst gently whisking add the gelatin a bit at a time, whisking thoroughly to smooth out any big lumps (don’t worry about little lumps and bumps they will come out when the mixture is heated.)pan gummyAdd in the orange rind.orange rindLet the mixture sit for about three minutes. This will let the gelatin absorb the liquid and “bloom”.

Now over gentle heat stir with the whisk, you will see the mixture has thickened.

Continue to stir for around 6 minutes. The mixture will become thin and glossy. Do not let the mixture overheat or boil – this will give you a really tough gummy.

Turn off the heat and let rest for a few minutes.

Now pour the mixture into your moulds, or slice dish and let rest for another 5 minutes. Now place into the fridge to let set. After two hours they are ready to go!!

These will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Not sure where to find quality grassfed gelatin? Here you go, just click on the links –

Great Lakes Beef Gelatin (red container) – iHerb – use code ZHV967 to get $5 off your first order!

Peptipro Australian Beef Gelatin – Gelatin Australia

Gut Lovin Gelatin – I Quit Sugar

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you all have a safe and relaxing time with your loved ones. And I just wanted to say a huge thank you for being such a beautiful part of this community. You are all an inspiration to me! ♥

Glow for life,

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