Vegan watermelon jelly candy


Vegans (as you might be aware) don’t eat gelatin because it’s made from boiling animal bones/skins. Luckily for us vegans there seems to be a vegan version of almost everything in this world!

And What’s the vegan version of gelatin? Agar!
Agar (sometimes called agar-agar) is made from seaweed. 

You probably won’t be able to find at your regular local grocery store (:'( ) but you should be able to get it at a health food store, or online. 
You can make the jellies into any shape you like.

You can choose from a ton of shapes and sizes that’s out there 
The silicone molds are a little easier to work with than the firmer plastic molds, because the candies are easier to pop out at the end.
Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Watermelon blended Juice (about 2 Cups of Cubed Watermelon)
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Agar Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  1. Cut the fresh watermelon into chunks and add it to a blender. Blend until a smooth juice consistency is reached.
  2. Measure 1 cup of watermelon juice into a small saucepan and whisk in the sugar and agar powder.
  3. Heat over medium heat while whisking until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
  4. Spoon the mixture into molds, any shape you like! If the mixture starts to set before you are finished pouring it into the molds, return to heat, and whisk for a minute until it softens again. Let set in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours, then pop them out of the moulds. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

*Cut up your watermelon and add it to a blender

*Blend until smooth and there are no lumps.

*Add the watermelon juice to a pot along with the sugar and agar powder. Whisk to mix. 

*Keep whisking over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the watermelon mixture thickens. About 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.

*Spoon the watermelon mixture into your mold of choice. If the watermelon mixture starts firming up before you are done pouring it into the mold, just pop back on the stove for a minute, whisking while it heats back up again.

  • Chill the candies in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours until set. 

Pop them out of the mold and enjoy! Store them in an air tight container in the fridge. If you let them warm up to room temperature before eating seems to be more tasty 

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