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These days, Halloween is basically synonymous with candy. For many healthy eaters, this can be a time of extreme conflict. Should you stick to your no-sugar rule, or indulge in a bag (or two or three) of Skittles? Fortunately, candy doesn't have to be loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. In fact, there was a time when candy, short of a little cane sugar here or there, was actually pretty wholesome. There are plenty of homemade candy recipes out there that can satisfy your cravings while letting you remain true to your health ideals.

Enter these sweet and snack-worthy Halloween gummies. Not only are they a healthier alternative to traditional Halloween candies, they're also adorable when made into seasonal molds like skulls, bats, or pumpkins.

Now for the reasons why we vastly prefer these gummies to more conventional holiday treats. For one thing, instead of tons of added sugar, they're lightly sweetened with just three tablespoons of honey. They also pack the nutritional punch of carrots and oranges, and collagen (in the form of our grass-fed, pasture-raised Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin).

So what are you waiting for? Make these delicious snacks your Halloween treat.

homemade gummies

Carrot & Orange Collagen Gummies

Ingredients

  • ¾ C orange juice
  • ¾ C carrot juice
  • 3 T honey
  • ½ t ginger
  • ¼ C almond milk or coconut milk
  • Squirt of lemon juice
  • 4 scoops Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients into a saucepan until smooth.
  2. Do not let boil.
  3. Pour into molds and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  4. Once firm, remove from molds and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.