If you haven't tried making your own homemade low carb gumdrops, you are missing out! This sour lemon gumdrops recipe comes together in just a few minutes and tastes much better than the store-bought ones made with artificial flavors and tons of sugar. And they are very kid-friendly!
Mix the lemon juice, water and sweetener in a small saucepan over very low heat.
Slowly add the gelatin a little at a time, while stirring.
If you have any chunks, continue to stir until they melt and break down.
Strain the mixture through a wire sieve and into a measuring cup or another vessel with a pouring spout.
Pour the mixture into silicone molds and put in the fridge to set.
For Crunchy Coating:
Transfer the granulated sweetener and citric acid to a glass jar with a lid.
Add food coloring and shake well to combine.
Put the amount of gumdrops you would like to eat in the jar, a few at a time, and shake well to coat evenly with the crunchy coating. Transfer the coated gumdrops to a tray and repeat.
ONLY COAT THE GUMMIES YOU WANT TO EAT IMMEDIATELY. This is very important. You can save the jar of coating and just coat them as you eat them. If you coat them and try to store them they release liquid.
UPDATE: After extensive recipe testing I have found that the best method is to just add the coating right before eating these. With storage, they get wet and sweaty no matter what.