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FAILSAFE gummy bears

Updated: Apr 8

Failsafe yummy gummy bears

Having easy to make yummy treats is really handy when on the RPAH (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital) or FAILSAFE elimination diet, whether its is as a quick snack or for a child to have at a party.

A safe treat instead of the supercharged artificially coloured and flavoured lollies and treats. Sweetness can be adjusted according to taste.

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  • 1/3 cup pear syrup (if moderate salicylates can use pear juice)

  • 1 1/2 TBSP powdered gelatine

  • 1 TBSP rice malt syrup (can use pure maple syrup)

  • 3/4 tsp citric acid (for zing)

Colour: red cabbage (puree and press through a sieve for purple juice) and/or saffron threads. Note that the citric acid and the red cabbage will make a blue colour so leave out the citric acid if you want to retain the lovely purple colour.

Double recipe for larger quantity.


  1. Combine pear syrup, rice malt syrup and citric acid and preferred colour (or add no colour: nude gummies!)

  2. Add powdered gelatine and let stand for 5 minutes

  3. Transfer to a small saucepan on medium heat and stir for 5 -10 minutes until well mixed. Remove saffron threads.

  4. Fill silicon moulds (use a pourer with a tip), taking care not to overfill

  5. Place in fridge until set (for example 1/2 hour)

  6. Peel away silicon mould.

Nude gummies: too cute to bear!


  • Use no added colour for cute little translucent bears

  • Use organic gelatine for no residual sulphites

  • Use agar agar to make vegetarian/vegan

Dare you to eat just one!


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