I keep reading about how the flu has been so terrible this season. And supposedly it hasn’t even hit its peak yet! It could still be around for several more weeks! Since its virtually impossible to stay away from potential flu germs, the best thing you can do is ensure your immune system is working at its very best. An easy and natural way to do that is with elderberries! And rather than dealing with drinking elderberry syrup straight up, you can put elderberries into a tastier form- Immunity Boosting Elderberry Gummies!

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These immune system boosting elderberry snacks are a great way to get kids to take their elderberry syrup. I’ve never had a problem with the taste of the syrup, but some kids may be a bit difficult about taking vitamins, especially liquid ones. Luckily with these elderberry gummies, that shouldn’t be an issue! Making them into a fun shape also helps!

Immunity Boosting Elderberry Gummies

Yields: 3-4 dozen (depending on size of mold used)

Gummy Ingredients

3/4 cup apple juice (I used unsweetened)
1/4 cup elderberry syrup (recipe below, or you can buy elderberry syrup on Amazon)
3 packets Knox gelatin unflavored

Silicone mold (I used this one)

Gummy Directions

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1. In a medium sauce pan, add the apple juice and elderberry syrup. Sprinkle the gelatin on top and whisk to combine.
2. Place on stovetop under medium/low heat, uncovered. Stir constantly until the gelatin is completely melted (about 2 minutes).

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3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to your favorite molds, filling up to the top.

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4. Chill for 1 hour and remove from molds. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Take 2-3 per day to help boost your immunity.

Syrup Ingredients

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1 cup dried elderberries
4 cups water
2 Tablespoons fresh ginger- grated
2-3 cinnamon sticks
6-8 whole cloves
1 1/2 cups raw honey

Syrup Directions

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1. Place the water, elderberries, ginger, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves into a medium pan.

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2. Heat over medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, reducing the liquid by half.

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3. Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Pour the warm elderberry liquid into a mesh strainer (over a bowl to catch the liquid). Using the back of a large spoon, mash the elderberries into the bottom of the strainer to squeeze out the juice. Discard the contents left in the strainer.

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4. Cool the liquid for an additional 15 minutes at room temperature. Add the honey and stir well. Transfer to a glass container or Mason jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Don’t have time for the whole syrup process? You can buy elderberry syrup on Amazon!

Of course, if you’re really sick, just go see a doctor. But if you’re not sick (and want to stay that way), these immunity boosting elderberry gummies may help!

Remember, you’ll want to think of these like gummy vitamins. That means don’t just snack on them for fun. Elderberries do have laxative properties, so if you eat too many of these gummies you may experience gastrointestinal issues.

Have you used elderberries to keep from getting sick before?

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Immunity Boosting Elderberry Gummies

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Ingredients

Gummy Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup apple juice (I used unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup elderberry syrup (recipe below, or you can buy elderberry syrup on Amazon)
  • 3 packets Knox gelatin unflavored
  • Silicone mold

Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger- grated
  • 23 cinnamon sticks
  • 68 whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups raw honey

Instructions

Gummy Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, add the apple juice and elderberry syrup. Sprinkle the gelatin on top and whisk to combine.
  2. Place on stovetop under medium/low heat, uncovered. Stir constantly until the gelatin is completely melted (about 2 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to your favorite molds, filling up to the top.
  4. Chill for 1 hour and remove from molds. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Take 2-3 per day to help boost your immunity.

Syrup Instructions

  1. Place the water, elderberries, ginger, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves into a medium pan.
  2. Heat over medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, reducing the liquid by half.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Pour the warm elderberry liquid into a mesh strainer (over a bowl to catch the liquid). Using the back of a large spoon, mash the elderberries into the bottom of the strainer to squeeze out the juice. Discard the contents left in the strainer.
  4. Cool the liquid for an additional 15 minutes at room temperature. Add the honey and stir well. Transfer to a glass container or Mason jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

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