Vegan Gummies and Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe with Video
If you’re dreaming of chewy fruit snacks or gummies but don’t want all of the extra sugar and additives, we have a perfect recipe for you! These gummies can be made at home — and best of all, they’re completely plant-based and with no added sugar. Even our friends keeping keto can enjoy these gummy snacks any time of the day.
Before you start making your delicious gummies, read on to learn more about the ingredients used and how to keep homemade gummies totally free from added sugar. Finally, you’ll learn how to store your treats so that you can enjoy them as long as possible!
Making vegan gummies at home is quite simple. With just a few ingredients and a silicone mold, you’ll have your very own gummies in less than 30 minutes!
Pro Tip: Use a silicone mold for your gummies. Silicone molds make it easier to pop out your gummies once they're set. You can also use any variety of cute little shapes — bears, fruits, flowers, or even worms!
What Are Ingredients for Vegan Gummies?
Making your own gummies at home allows you to have control over the ingredients you use. Many store-bought gummies are packed full of sugar and full of additives, but these DIY gummies pack in all of the flavor with none of the guilt.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own gummies at home:
- No Added Sugar Maple Flavored Syrup — Instead of sweetening with sugar, use our delicious maple syrup. You’ll gain all of the taste, without the sugar. It’s plant-based and keto-friendly, too, so everyone can feed their sweet tooth.
- Agar-agar — Agar-agar is a powder made from seaweed. It takes the place of gelatin, making these gummies completely plant-based. It also has many beneficial vitamins and minerals. Agar-agar has been used in foods for over 350 years.
- Fruit juice — The best type of juice to use for your gummies is definitely 100% juice. You can even make your own fresh juice if you have the extra time and the tools on hand.
Can You Make Vegan Gummies Sugar-Free?
Juice naturally has sugar, so you might be wondering how gummies can be sugar-free. Thankfully, there are fruit juice options with zero grams of sugar per serving, so you can essentially eliminate sugar altogether.
Just make sure you choose an option that isn’t packed with additives to give it that sweet fruit taste — you can always add more of our No Added Sugar Maple Flavored Syrup to create that same sugary taste without any added sugars.
If you’re more interested in avoiding added sugar than nixing sugar completely, remember that 100% fruit juice may have sugar, but it also contains the same nutrients as the whole fruit, minus the fiber and vitamin C.
How Can You Store Your Vegan Gummies?
Homemade gummies won’t last quite as long as the store-bought varieties, because those store-bought options add tons of preservatives to keep them edible for longer. (Arguably, for too long — isn’t it a little weird that a “fruit” snack can last unrefrigerated for a year? Seems suspicious to us.)
To store your gummies, put them in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last between three and five days, or you can freeze them for up to three months.
Now, whenever you’re craving a chewy, fruity gummy, you have an easy way to make them at home. These are also awesome to take with you to a party and share with your friends and family.
When your sweet tooth hits, you can now enjoy your favorite daily treats while still sticking to your health and wellness goals with MiiRO. All of our chocolates and baking essentials are made with health-forward ingredients and no added sugar, while still being crave-ably delicious.
Vegan Gummies Ingredients:
- 120ml (½ cup) fruit juice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (for a low sugar version, you can use our sugar-free maple syrup)
- ½ tbsp agar agar powder
Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge:
- 5 tbsp (1/3 cup) peanut butter
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- optional: 1 topping of your choice (healthy candies or nuts for example)
Pour the juice into a saucepan and mix in the agar agar until completely dissolved.
Add the maple syrup, then bring to a quick boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a couple of minutes.
Pour the mixture into moulds, and allow to cool before placing in the fridge.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes and enjoy.
PRO TIP: Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge:
Add all the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over a medium heat until the mixture starts to bubble. Cook for a few minutes mixing continuously until the mixture thickens a little.
Take off the heat and fold in the chopped Miiro chocolates.
Pour into moulds, and allow to cool slightly before placing in the freezer for 3 hours or until set.