Homemade Sugar Free Gummy Bears

I love gummy bears. Like LOVE. For as long as I can remember I have been eating them... gummy bears, Twizzlers and peanut M&Ms (we can thank my mom for passing down these addictions).

I can give up just about all the "bad" stuff out there and stay away from MOST sweets, but I cannot seem to shake gummy bears!

Holy Grail of Gummy Bears
Big big big HUGE thanks to my friend Molly for sharing this recipe with me. It's a game changer for me!

The recipe is low cal... it's high protein... and it's more than a handful of gummy bears. Let's just soak this in... 100 calories, 16g of protein and NO carbs... that's for and entire batch of this recipe. The whole freaking recipe! ahhhhhh... Hello zero guilt from me!

So I did a step by step with pictures but the short and sweet version is down at the bottom too so you don't have to scroll while you're cooking;)

What Ya Need
1 box sugar free jello
2 packets of gelatine (14g)
1/2 cup of water (two 1/4 cups at a time)
a few candy molds
small pot
turkey baster/squeeze bottle/dropper (optional)

What To Do
Dry ingredients first! Mix the Jello packet and the knox gelatin packets together and swish, swirl, stir. Whatever you prefer, but do it in a small pot.

Pour the 1/4 cup of water into the mix. Swish, swirl, stir until all the powder is wet. Then let it sit for a few minutes... let's say 10 minutes. Why? I find it softens the gelatin and makes it easier to dissolve over heat so you don't end up with any little chunks. Chunks in gummies is not cool.

Pour the other 1/4 cup of water into the mix. Place the pot on the stove on low heat. For the cooking challenged like me... this does not mean simmer, it means like a 3 or 4 setting on your stove top so think 4 o'clock placement of the dial.

It's gonna be chunky at first as it dissolves, but don't worry. It will dissolve into pure liquid wonderfulness. It takes a minute. Do not get impatient and yank the heat up super high because it's easy to burn the jello. We don't want this boilling... we wanna save every yummy delish drop of this as possible.

Put your mold on a cookie sheet for added stability when carrying. Then pour the liquid mixture into a turkey baster, squeeze bottle, dropper and put the jello into the candy mold. Maybe you're really good with just a spoon, but I tried it that way and it was a huge huge mess. Totally up to you. If you don't have a candy mold... just use a brownie pan or cookie sheet. I had extra and cut them up into squares later... tasted the same.

Pop it in the fridge for 15 minutes... and then pop the gummies out of the mold!


What Ya Need
1 box sugar free jello
2 packets of Knox gelatine
1/2 cup of water (two 1/4 cups at a time)
a few candy molds
small pot
turkey baster/squeeze bottle/dropper (optional)

Mix jello and 2 knox packets in small pot.
Pour in 1/4 cup water. Mix. Let sit for 10 minutes
Pour in 1/4 cup water into mix. Place pot on stove on low heat. Cook, stir until it becomes liquid.
Pour liquid into molds
Pop it in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Remove gummies from mold. 

1 serving = 1 batch of recipe
100 calories
16g protein
0g carbs

I hope you enjoy these as much as I have... I've been making huge batches of them and storing them in little baggies so I have them on hand at all times. Soooo good. No guilt at all... actually kinda feel good about eating them! haha.


Microwave Chef: Basil Pesto Egg Bowl

Cooking for one is harder than it would seem. If you do it from scratch, you're often stuck with waaay too much leftover. If you do frozen meals... well they are frozen meals so... =P AND then there is the problem with dishes. That's a lot of cleaning for a meal.

Living my single girl life... I've become quite the microwave chef. Today's breakfast is one of my favorites. All you need is 7 minutes flat! 5 minutes to microwave the bowl... and 2 minutes to mix and stir the extras!

I love quick in the morning, but I also am desperately trying to sneak in green things/veggies every where I can. This one is a good way to get some veggies and some healthy fat into your belly!


  • Jimmy Dean Delights Breakfast Bowl - Turkey Sausage (has egg whites, potatoes and cheese in it too)
  • Basil Pesto
  • Spinach


  • Take your egg white, turkey sausage bowl and pop it in the microwave for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Immediately after taking it out plop about 2 cups of spinach on top. I know it seems like a lot, but it's not because the heat really takes the volume out of the spinach.
  • Throw a teaspoon of pesto on top.
  • Mix it all up!

Quick Tip: If the spinach is a bit too voluminous... I toss it back in the microwave for like 30 seconds just to make it fit and stir better.

OMYummy in my tummy. This is soooo good. I'm just saying. Let me know if you try it... or if you have any other "gourmet" microwave meals I can try.


Learning... How to: Watch Me Nae Nae

Yes... So I think this speaks to just how not cool I am, but I didn't know how to Nae Nae. We've done several stories about this Nae Nae dance... and we had another story this Sunday morning on the news...

Judgement Free Zone
Okay... let's be real, I'm judging me... so you're more than welcome to as well. haha! How did I not know how to Nae Nae!? I love dancing.

First off... we realize we aren't professional dancers... we are just two gals having a little fun after our show was finished. Big thanks to Roy our floor director for taping us and Nate our editor for helping me getting it online ready. I know they both had a good laugh at us... hopefully you will too.


Don't laugh too hard... but here is a step by step for all of you who, like us, don't know how to Nae Nae. If you need to learn how to Nae Nae... we got you covered=) Welcome to 'Nae Nae for Dummies.' haha

Like I said during the show this morning... with dancing ya have to go all in and not care what anyone else thinks. Sometimes it's nice just to have fun. What's the saying... Dance like noone is watching.