Homemade gummies! This is my favorite sort of toddler recipe, especially when it comes to making "fun food" because this treat are much easier than you might expect. Plus, these Homemade Gummies are made with nutritious ingredients and make for a seriously yummy chocolatey treat for Valentine's Day. They are a total family favorite of ours.
We're big fans of homemade gummies in my house and both L and my husband loved these Chocolate Yogurt Gummies. It's no secret that I love yogurt and I often include it on my lists of snacks and meal components for babies and toddlers. Whole milk yogurt is filled with good stuff that little ones need—fat for their developing brains, calcium and vitamin D for strong bones, and protein for growing muscles. And while I reach for plain whole milk yogurt most of the time, I've found that it can be fun to include other flavors, especially to simplify this sort of a recipe.
How to Make Gummies with Unflavored Gelatin
Since chocolate yogurt is already very flavorful, you don't need any other ingredients apart from milk and gelatin. A batch comes together in about 5 minutes and after a few hours in the fridge, you'll have enough homemade gummies to share with friends at a Valentine's Day party, a playdate, or just for a special treat. These have a milk chocolate flavor and aren't too sweet. Each gummy has less than 2 grams of sugar and about 1 gram of protein, making them a pretty balanced snack as far as chocolate treats go. Pair these up with some fresh berries if you like and enjoy!
Easy Chocolate Yogurt Gummies
I used this heart silicone mold and made 20 gummies. (Each was just over 1 tablespoon of the mixture.) You can also pour the mixture into a baking dish and slice into squares if you prefer. You might want to add a tablespoon or two of honey if you want them sweeter—simply taste the mixture before putting it into molds and adjust as needed.
- 1 cup chocolate yogurt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 3 packets plain gelatin (about 7 teaspoons or 3/4 ounce)
- Coat a silicone mold with candy-size openings lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Place the yogurt into a medium bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over top. Stir vigorously with a whisk for about 1 minute or until gelatin is dissolved. (It may have a few lingering lumps.)
- Warm the milk until just about boiling, about 1 minute in the microwave. Let sit briefly, for about 30 seconds, and stir vigorously into the yogurt mixture for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. Spoon into prepared mold. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Carefully remove from mold and serve cold. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container lined with a paper towel (which will absorb any excess moisture.)
(I use regular Knox gelatin here since it's much more accessible and affordable than the grass-fed kind, though I understand if you prefer to go that route. Let me know if you try it that way!)