Sweet or savory sugar-free gummy candy to strengthen your bones and connective tissue and soothe your gut.

White Tea Gummies - Gelatin For Your Skeleton - (Copyright 2020 Judy Barnes Baker)
White Tea Candy Gummies, © 2020, Judy Barnes Baker


Pop a few of these gelatin bites every day to nourish your bones, connective tissue, hair, skin, nails, and digestive tract. Purchased bone broth, like Fire and Kettle, Pacific, or Thrive brands, are already seasoned with herbs, aromatics, and apple cider vinegar. If you make your own, you can add whatever you like or keep it simple. My bone broth recipe is here.

Filling Molds, © 2020, Judy Barnes Baker

Equipment (Helpful but not Essential)

  • Silicone candy molds
  • (No molds? Pour the mixture into a 9- x 9-inch pan and cut it into cubes after it sets.)
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) medicine dropper


  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin, grass-fed preferred, such as Great Lakes™ brand.
  • 1 cup beef, chicken, or turkey bone broth, homemade or purchased


Put ½ cup of the broth in a small bowl. Stir gelatin into broth and whisk until mixed. Let stand to bloom for a few minutes while you bring the rest of the broth to a boil. Add gelatin to hot water and stir until dissolved.

Put the molds on a flat pan to make them easier to move without spilling. (Molds do not need to be greased.) Fill each indentation to the top (they will shrink a little as they set). Place in refrigerator for about an hour or until set. Press the bottom of each gummy to release.

If your molds hold 1 teaspoon (5 ml) per indentation, the recipe will make 48 gummies.

Serving: Makes 48 pieces, or 12 servings of 4 per serving

Time: Active: 15 minutes; Chill: 1 to 2 hours

Nutrition Data per Serving:
Calories: 9.4; Protein: 2.2g; Fat: 0.1g; Carbs; 0g; Fiber: 0g; Net Carbs: 0g


Gummy candy that is actually good for your teeth!


  • 1 cup water, tea, coffee, or broth
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin, grass-fed (preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon or to taste of any flavor of sugar-free water enhancer, such as Water Drops™, Stur™, Soda Stream™, or other soft drink mix, or plain sugar-free sweetener.


Put ½ cup of the liquid you are using into a small bowl. Stir in the gelatin and let it sit for a few minutes to bloom.

Heat the remaining ½ cup liquid to boiling in a medium heatproof bowl or container. Stir in the gelatin and flavoring or sweetener and mix until dissolved. Fill the molds with the dropper. Refrigerate for about an hour until firm. Press from the bottom to pop the gummies out.

Nutrition Data (if made with water for liquid)

Serving: Makes 48 pieces, or 12 servings of 4 per serving

Time: Active: 15 minutes; Chill: 1 to 2 hours

Nutrition Data per Serving:
Calories: 5.9; Protein: 1.5g; Fat: 0g; Carbs; 0g; Fiber: 0g; Net Carbs: 0g

Bone Broth, Peach, and Apple Gummies - Copyright 2020 Judy Barnes Baker -
Bone Broth, Peach, and Apple Candy Gummies, © 2020, Judy Barnes Baker


Use your imagination to create lots of different kinds of savory or candy gummies.

The bowl above holds three different kinds: Plain Bone Broth gummies, Peach Gummy Candy, and Apple Gummy Candy. (The fruit will add some carbs, depending on which one you choose.)

For Fruit Gummies, add 2 tablespoons of sugar-free fruit puree and a little sweetener to the whole batch. I used babyfood peaches and apples for smooth, sugar-free purees. Sugar-free jam might work well too.

Use coffee as your base liquid and add a little cream and/or sweetener to use as a quick pick-me-up. (They don’t melt at room temperature so you can take them to the office.)

Make them in fun shapes and pack a few in your kid’s lunchbox for a healthful dessert.


Both collagen and gelatin are made from the bones, skin, and cartilage of animals. Collagen hydrolysate is hydrolyzed into smaller peptides. It will dissolve in liquids, beverages, and smoothies, but it does not gel. Gelatin must be dissolved in hot water. Agar-agar is a plant based substitute for gelatin, it will gel, but it does not have the same healthful properties.

Dr. Kaayla Daniels created a line of supplements to nourish your bones and connective tissue called Vital Proteins™. It is made from the tracheas of grass-fed, pasture-raised, cows from Brazil. It is a good source of type II collagen, the kind that “provides the building blocks for cartilage, ligaments, tendons, skin, and bone.” You can read more about how to regenerate your cartilage from Dr. Daniels here:

(I’m not an affiliate of any company and I have not received free products.)

© 2020, Judy Barnes Baker

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Judy Barnes Baker

The working title for my first book was, “You’ll Never Know What You Are Missing.” It summed up my goal: to make eating for health synonymous with eating for pleasure. Once you discover the secret, you will find that the very best food for weight management, longevity, the treatment and prevention of disease, and over-all health and happiness is also the most sumptuous, satisfying, and indulgent way of eating the world has to offer. You are invited to the feast. Enjoy!
5 1 vote
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments