This recipe post shares how to make your own Vegan Gummies. You only need two basic ingredients to make these tasty fruit juice treats made with natural ingredients. These have the texture of gummy bears but without gelatin.

plate with pink heart-shaped vegan gummies.

One of the most popular recipes on this site, Clean Eating Kitchen, is my recipe for making Healthy Gummy Bears. But, that recipe is not vegan because it uses gelatin powder, an animal by-product and common ingredient in regular gummy bears.

For my plant-based and vegan friends, I’m re-creating the recipe using agar agar powder instead of gelatin. Agar agar is made from seaweed so it’s appropriate for vegan and plant-based diets.

It’s a vegan ingredient that helps re-create the chewy texture of gummy worms and jelly beans.

Benefits of Vegan Gummies

  • Skip the artificial flavorings, citric acid, and high-fructose corn syrup included in many fruit treats and make your own instead!
  • These vegan gummies are great for anyone who has a sweet tooth but can’t tolerate gelatin.
  • The ingredient list for these yummy treats includes just two items. Skip the processed gummy brands.

Recipe Steps

As mentioned, it’s very easy to make your own plant-based gummies or fruit snacks. This recipe for Homemade Vegan Gummies only has two simple ingredients.

Best of all, there are no artificial colors, artificial flavors, or animal products in these high quality gummy candies.

Step One

To make the gummies, you’ll heat the juice in a saucepan to a simmer.

You can use whatever type of fruit juice you like. To avoid too much sugar, use 100% fruit juice like pomegranate juice which has a lovely flavor plus vitamin C.

Step Two

Next, whisk in the agar agar powder, stirring occasionally until the ingredients are combined and the mixture starts to boil.

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Three

Turn off the heat and give the mixture one final whisk.

gummy mixture in heart shaped molds

Step Four

The last step is to pour the mixture into your mold.

You can do this without spilling by transferring the mixture into a small pitcher.

Step Five

Divide the juice mixture evenly into your molds. Place the molds on a baking sheet and set it in the freezer or the refrigerator to set.

I used these heart shaped silicone molds. This recipe for how to make vegan gummies makes 30 pieces total, or 15 2-piece servings.

heart shaped gummies set in molds

Step Six

Wait at least 30 minutes before removing the gummies from the molds. 

Store the gummies in the fridge for up to 10 days and enjoy this delicious treat whenever you want.

I hope you agree the these fruity treats are the best gummies you’ve ever had, along with some great health benefits from the natural fruit juice.

pink heart gummies on a plate

Vegan Gummy Tips

  • Use any type of mold you like. To make vegan gummy bears, use a gummy bear mold.
  • If you don’t have a mold, just pour your mixture into a square baking dish and cut your vegan jello into squares once it has set.
  • Be sure to use real fruit juice for the most nutrition in your vegan gummies.
  • If you want to add some sweetness, add 1-2 tablespoons of organic cane sugar.

Recipe FAQs

What is the texture of vegan gummies?

This recipe is not too sweet with a nice soft texture. These gummies are less chewy than gummies made with gelatin.

What is agar agar?

It is made from seaweed. You can buy it in powder or flakes. Be sure to get the powder for this recipe.

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Easy 2-Ingredient Vegan Gummies

This recipe post shares how to make your own Vegan Gummies. You only need two basic ingredients to make these tasty fruit juice treats made with natural ingredients. These have the texture of gummy bears but without gelatin.

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup 100% fruit juice such as pomegranate juice
  • 2 teaspoons agar agar powder
  • 12 tablespoons sugar (optional, for extra sweetness)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, pour in the fruit juice and heat it over medium heat to a gentle simmer.
  2. Whisk in the agar agar powder and sugar (if using) and let it boil for a solid 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool for a few minutes. Then, pour the mixture into a small pitcher. This will help make it easier to pour the mixture into your molds.
  4. Divide the mixture between your molds, or pour into a square baking dish.
  5. Place the molds on a baking sheet and set it in the freezer or the refrigerator to set.
  6. Wait at least 30 minutes before removing the gummies from the molds.
  7. Store the gummies in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Notes

  1. The total cook time includes 30 minutes for the gummies to set.
  2. Use any type of mold you like. To make vegan gummy bears, use a gummy bear mold.
  3. If you don’t have a mold, just pour your mixture into a square baking dish and cut your vegan jello into squares once it has set.
  4. Be sure to use real fruit juice for the most nutrition in your vegan gummies.
  5. If you want to add some sweetness, add 1-2 tablespoons of organic cane sugar.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 pieces
  • Calories: 9
  • Sugar: 2.1 g
  • Sodium: 1.5 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan gummy treats, gummies without gelatin, plant-based gummies

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