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Sour Patch Candy

By March 19, 2016February 18th, 2023Desserts, Snack


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Sour Patch Candy

Sugar Free Sour Patch Candy

Sour Patch Candy

This is a fun recipe! I made it with EVERLY drink mixes, which adds color as well as taste.

Click HERE to find EVERLY drink mix and use code MARIA15 for 15% off!

If you do not have Hibiscus tea, that isn’t going to change the taste, but the candy will not be pink.

You can play with different flavors to your liking!

I also love using quality gelatin to make candies because it has collagen and collagen is a great pre-biotic for your gut.  That’s right.  Collagen (like Further Foods grass fed collagen and gelatin) is a great prebiotic.  So adding gelatin or bone broth can be a great prebiotic with0ut adding any carbs.


Sour Patch Candy

Maria Emmerich
Servings 1


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 hibiscus tea bag for color
  • 2 tablespoons Further Food gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon citric acid plus more for dusting (sour taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon watermelon stevia or other flavor (add more or less to desired taste)
  • 2 tablespoons Natural Sweetener


  • Place the water in a heat-safe cup. Whisk in the gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add the tea bag and heat on stove top or microwave until boiling. Stir well. Squeeze out liquid from the tea bag and discard.
  • Add the citric acid. And natural sweetener to your desired sweetness. Stir well.
  • Pour into candy mold tray. Place in fridge until set, about 2 hours. NOTE: the longer gelatin sits the more chewy the candy will be.
  • Dust in additional citric acid for more sour taste if desired!


Traditional Sour Patch Kids = 140 calories, 0g fat, 0g protein, 36g carbs
"Healthified" Sour Patch Kids = 23 calories, 0g fat, 6g protein, 0g carbs
0% fat, 100% protein, 0% carbs

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Angelina says:

    Please help? Hello, I have been keto for 3 months and I’m frustrated, I don’t want to be but I’m just not loosing? inches ether, a total of only 5 lbs, I read about every one loosing and loosing like 20 lbs in a months e.c.t.? I count total carbs no more than 20, my cal are around 1,000 to 1,300, I’m just kinda struggling, it would be so much easier if I could see more results even if my pants felt looser? I follow Maria It’s all very interesting and I believe in it..but If anyone can give me some insight to help me I would be so grateful! thank you .

  • SG says:

    Oh my goodness!! One of the things that I miss so much since my low-carb lifestyle is sour patch kids!! I have made the regular gummies but this is even better. This is super exciting to me. Thanks!!

    My kids might even get some, lol!

  • Melissa Lowe says:

    If I use stur instead of watermelon stevia, how much would you recommend?

  • Is it absolutely nessesary to have citric acid if you have everything else? That’s the one thing I don’t have!

  • Erin says:

    I am curious as well if Stur will work.

  • Marybeth Nedley says:

    Awesome. And easy. Sometimes i get to where I want a small something sweet n tangy but nothing works. These are going to be my go to yummy gummies! Problem is having a big enough mold for one recipe. I put the juice in a square pan to gel then cut it into squares. Might not be beautiful right now but at least they’re tastey! These are great!

  • McCourt says:

    BEST. DAY. EVER. Thanks Maria!! I LOVE those darn sour patch gummies and now we have a healthified one. You are the BEST, Maria! Big hugs! I’m so excited to make these!

  • Sue says:

    I see the link is for the porcine gelatin, but I always thought we should use the beef; which do you use?

  • Stephanie says:

    Wish I could post a pic, we made these with Lego molds and they’re awesome. Tastes exactly like sour jolly ranchers. The citric acid is sometimes called lemon salt in the store.

  • Sue says:

    I’m sorry, still wondering about the porcine vs beef gelatin question above? Thank you, I don’t want to purchase the wrong one.

  • jen says:

    it doesn’t matter, either will work

  • Jennifer Ralston says:

    Hi Maria you are totally awesome! I am in week 4 of my new keto lifestyle. I had to eliminate all dairy and nuts to kick-start the weight loss, but it’s working now. Had some headaches in the beginning, but those are gone now. However, I still feel generally weak and lethargic. Not enough energy yet to do my weight training or tough cardio sessions–just walking and hiking for now. Any suggestions for getting my energy back or should I just wait it out?
    Thanks for being such a great inspiration!

  • Valerie says:

    Could stur be used to flavor and sweeten these? Like the Swedish fish recipe?

  • Ashley Hibbert says:

    I just tried these and they are great! I added orange flavor and just a sooon full of swerve for sweetness. I’m just wondering tho as I have seen info on citric acid if this will knock me out of ketosis. I have been keto since June and have lost 15 pounds so far. I have about 10 left and don’t want anything stalling me. Do u have any info regrading this? Thanks so much!

  • Ashley Hibbert says:

    Are these to be kept in the fridge or are they suppose to be left on counter? Would love to be able to bring them with me but I’m not sure if they will melt.

  • Kaneez says:


    These gummies sound delicious! My daughter loves candy and I want to make a healthy version. Can you recommend a vegetarian substitute for the gelatin as I can’t have pork or any by products. Thank you!!

  • Ashley says:

    I followed the recipe exactly and even ordered the Great Lakes gelatin. My candy won’t setup, stays liquid even after refrigeration. Any suggestions?

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