Elderberry Syrup Gummies are tasty, sweet, and a fun way to get your kiddos to take Elderberry Syrup. Elderberries are believed to be a strong antioxidant, immunity booster, and a safe, natural way to ward off colds and the flu! Elderberry gummies are easy and fun to make!
Originally published 9/7/18
Elderberry Syrup Gummies
We take Elderberry Syrup daily in our home. I figure it couldn’t hurt to take a dose of something that has high antioxidant properties! We need all the help we can get fighting off the colds and flu of the season!
I normally like to make my Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup recipe, then use part of it for the Elderberry Syrup Gummies. I’ve written this post with the stovetop elderberry syrup recipe, and have linked to the Instant Pot recipe in a few places.
If you have kids that don’t take spoonfuls of liquid very well, these gummy treats are a great way to give them elderberry syrup. What kid doesn’t like gummies? You can get molds in lots of different shapes, though the bears are pretty cute!
Depending on the size of the mold you use, the dose could be anywhere from 1 to 3 gummies a day (check with your pediatrician to be sure).
The amount of gummies you get from a batch of this elderberry gummies recipe will depend on the size of the molds you use. For the small bears, I get about 165-180.
Elderberry Syrup Gummies also have ingredients like lemon, cloves, cinnamon, and honey to enhance the flavor, and those ingredients may also have potential health benefits.
When you make your batch of Elderberry Syrup, use the ingredients that you like, or that your kids will like!
Storing Elderberry Syrup Gummies
Store your gummies in an air-tight container in the fridge. Keep an eye on them for mold. I have been asked about this, so here are some potential ways to prevent moldy gummies:
• To help prevent mold you can use more lemon juice. The acid helps keep the gummies stable (use just enough so they don’t get sour, unless you like them that way!).
• Use less water, though that is harder to do as the mixture thickens up so quick.
• Adding sugar also helps, but I prefer not to use it, as I like to use raw honey.
• Try Putting a paper towel on top of the container and sealing the lid over it. It will absorb moisture. Change it periodically.
• Make sure your fridge is cold, and that it isn’t too humid.
• You can store them in the freezer (in an air-tight container put inside a freezer bag). Then take out enough for the week to thaw in the fridge. They will keep in the freezer up to 12 months.
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In no way is this post meant to be any type of medical advice or to replace your doctor’s advice! I’m not a medical professional, and can’t be held responsible for your results/choices/actions. I urge you to do your own research into the possible health benefits/side effects of this Elderberry Syrup Gummies recipe before making or using.
To start you off in your research
(I’m not affiliated, just interesting reads)
• This is a great resource for information about the European Elderberry by: The American Botanical Council
• An article about Elderberries from: WebMD
There are many other resources you can study, and a conversation with your doctor is a great start!
Elderberry Syrup Gummies are a tasty and sweet way to get a dose of Elderberry Syrup. Elderberry Syrup is believed to be a strong antioxidant, and a safe, natural remedy for warding off colds and the flu!
- 1 cup Elderberries, dried organic or non irradiated
- 4 cups Filtered Water
- 1-2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1-2 inches Ginger, chopped
- 6-10 whole Cloves (optional. some kids don't like cloves)
- 1/2 small Organic Lemon, juiced
- 3/4 - 1 cup Raw Honey (I like a little more for gummies. Make as sweet as you like)
- 1 cup Elderberry Syrup, divided
- 1/4 cup Gelatin* (or 4 Knox packets, or 4 Tbsp)
- 2/3 cup Hot Water (not boiling)
In a medium sauce pan, add the elderberries, water cinnamon stick, ginger, and cloves. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 30-45 minutes (reduce as much as you want).
Strain the mixture into a glass bowl and allow it to cool to warm, or room temperature.
Add the lemon juice and honey to the cooled syrup and whisk until fully incorporated (if you add the honey to hot syrup, it will kill off the some or the beneficial properties of the raw honey). Don't use honey if giving to babies under 2 yrs (check with pediatrician).
Measure and reserve one cup of the syrup for the gummies.
Cool the remaining syrup and transfer to a glass jar or bottle with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Place the silicone gummy molds on a baking sheet or large platter to support them.
In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup of the cooled elderberry syrup, and then whisk in the gelatin well to dissolve.
Add in the hot water and stir well until thoroughly dissolved.
Stir in the remaining elderberry syrup.
Carefully pour the mixture into each mold, filling to the top. A miniature baster/dropper works well for this.
Put the baking sheet with the molds on it into the refrigerator and chill about 1 hour, or until they become firm.
Pop the gummies out of the molds and place into a glass airtight container with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Dosage can be from 1 to 3 gummies a day for kids 2 and over, depending on the size mold you use (check with pediatrician to be sure of dosage, and if these are right for your kids/situation).
*Use a little more gelatin if you want the gummies a bit chewier.
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As I'm not a medical professional, and am not intending to give any kind of medical advice, please check with your doctor before using and check for any drug interactions, etc. Do some research, and use at your own risk.
Calories are approximate and will vary with the ingredients you use, and the size of the molds you use.
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My gummies are sticky. How do I store them that I don’t have one big clump?
You can put layers of plastic wrap or parchment in between them.
My kid is always sick and I’m really hoping this stuff can help. Unfortunately, he LOTHES the taste of this stuff. Yes, I know, usually kids love it.
Per his request, I made the gummy recipe using the 1′ gummy molds and he still cant stand them.
I need a way to make these better. Honestly, the texture came out like jello vs a gummy. Did anyone else have that issue? I used the knox packets btw…
any advice is greatly appreciated!
Question! Does anyone have issues with foam in the back on the bear right after you pour into the mold. It’s nice and dark purple, then a foam tends to appear on top of the bear. Not sure how to reduce it. I use coco oil spray. Could that be why?
I would say that it is the spray you are using.
I had this issue as well, I think it’s just part of the normal process. I did not use any spray. I dabbed them with a dry paper towel then topped them off with a few drops.
After only a week my gummies have fuzzy mold growing on them. What can I do to prevent this from happening. Twice I have had to throw them out.
To prevent mold you can use more lemon juice. The acid helps keep the gummies stable (use just enough so they don’t get sour, unless you like them that way!). Also, the less water you use, though that is harder to do as the mixture thickens up so quick. Adding sugar also help, but I prefer not to use it. You could try Putting a paper towel on top and sealing the lid over it. It will absorb moisture. Change it periodically. Make sure your fridge is cold, and that it isn’t too humid. Finally, you could store them in the freezer (in an air-tight container put inside a freezer bag). Then take out enough for the week to thaw. They will keep in the freezer up to 12 months. Hope this helps!
I have the same molds as you. How many gummies do you figure are 1tsp, 3? I have younger children and also teenagers so trying to figure how many is a dose of elderberry for both.
Yes, I’d say 3 to 4 gummies is a tsp.
Do you need to grease the silicone molds with anything?
Has anyone had issues with the Gummies growing fuzzies on them? Only a few weeks old and have fuzz growing (mold)
That’s strange. Maybe try setting them on a paper towel to absorb excess moisture in the container. Also, I haven’t tried it, but maybe freeze half of them and that might help. I’d do a test on just a couple first though.
Yes that happen to me too. I am not doing gummies again because my son takes the syrup but I would recommend freezing some gummies