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Healthy Rainbow Gummy Bear Popsicles

These healthy rainbow gummy bear popsicles loaded with raw coconut water and packed with vegan gummy bears make this treat the best Summer dessert.  Using only 3 organic ingredients, kid-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan. 
Prep Time3 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time9 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan
Keyword: gummy bears, healthy, kid-friendly, popsicles, rainbow, Summer, sweets
Servings: 10
Author: Julie Rosenthal

Equipment

  • Popsicle Mold and sticks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic coconut water raw
  • 1 cup spring water filtered
  • 3 bags Surf Sweets fruity gummy bears or vegan natural gummy bears of choice

Instructions

  • In a blender mix the coconut water and water till blended. (under 30 seconds)

LAYER 1:

  • Add about ¼ cup coconut water mixture to each popsicle mold and freeze for 1 hour with the lid off.

LAYER 2:

  • After 1 hour, remove from freezer and place 1 gummy bear on each side of the popsicle wall and 1-2 in the middle above the layer that is semi-frozen.  A total of 3-4 gummies.
  • Then cover those gummy bears with another layer of coconut water mixture about ⅛ – ¼ cup and freeze for another 1 hour.  See picture above for gummy bear placement.
  • The popsicle sticks will need to be placed halfway in so keep the popsicle sticks in mind when placing the gummy bears into the molds.

LAYER 3:

  • After 1 hour, remove from freezer and repeat Layer 2 and freeze for another hour.

LAYER 4: FINAL LAYER:

  • After 1 hour, remove from freezer and add 2 gummy bears to each side of the popsicle mold above the semi-frozen layer and fill the rest of the popsicle mold with the coconut mixture until it’s full.  Once full with the coconut water mixture, feel free and add a few more floating gummy bears.  Note that they will sink and that’s ok.
  • Then cover the mold with the lid, and add the popsicle sticks.  You may have to push a bit harder with the sticks in case the gummy bears are in the way, but you will still be able to get them in.
  • Don’t worry if some or most of the bears sink when you add the popsicle stick. The idea of strategically placing them as the instructions show, will help them from all sinking to the bottom.  You will notice when you do this on your own, that the gummy bear placement is hard to control as you can see from my pictures.  They will still taste delicious, no matter how far the gummy bears fall.
  • Freeze overnight.
  • The next day, remove mold out of the freezer and run warm water over the top of the lid to loosen it.  Then pull the lid off.  Once the lid is off, run warm water on the sides and bottom of the mold to loosen each pop.  Pull pops out and store in the freezer in a plastic bag for a maximum of 3 months.  You may need to add a layer of parchment paper or wax paper in between each layer of popsicles.  These can get sticky because of the gummies.

Notes

For this recipe, I used vegan healthy gummy bears by Surf Sweets because they use natural food coloring, contain no corn syrup, and are a healthier candy version of the original gummy bears. // I would usually say keep the popsicles up to 3 months. //
I have only made these popsicles with Harmless Harvest Raw Organic Coconut Water, so if you use another brand I cannot advise how the outcome will be or if it will taste the same. //