If you have kids you know how impossible it is to get them to eat certain healthful foods. I’ve found the perfect way to keep your little ones cold-proof this winter; and it involves a fun way to introduce them to elderberry syrup. Thats right…your children will be BEGGING for these little vitamin packed elderberry syrup gummy bears–which surely doesn’t happen with this same recipe in liquid form. The texture of these are like very firm jello, it’s a much more involved process to make real gummy bears so I wanted to stream line this recipe to use the least amount of ingredients and steps.
Elderberries have been used as a remedy for thousands of years to prevent and treat colds and influenza. These magical little berries boost antioxidant levels which can shorten our cold duration—but more importantly this syrup will help deal with that pesky phlegm that never seems to go away.
You can purchase Elderberry Syrup at your local health food stores or you can save money by making your own with my Elderberry Syrup Recipe here.
I used these cute gummy bear molds I found on amazon, click on the image if you want to check them out. This recipe makes just enough to fill all 3 gummy bear molds (each individual bear mold holds a little under ¼ Teaspoon each), but you can use any silicone molds that you already have.