These vegan jelly sweetsare lower in refined sugar than shop-bought versions (although you can increase the sweetener to taste). These use agar (find in your health store in powder or flake form; it’s derived from red algae) to create the gummy texture.
1 cup orange, cherry, apple, or berry juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp agar powder, or 4 tbsp agar flakes
1. Add the juice, syrup, salt and vanilla essence to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer.
2. Add the agar, and simmer 3 minutes, whisking constantly, until dissolved.
3. Pour the agar mixture into a flat baking dish, or into moulds. Chill for 40 minutes, and then release from the dish and cut into shapes, if desired.