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Black Cherry and Elderberry Gummy Snacks – Cold and Flu-Buster Gummies

Elderberry & Black Cherry Gummy Snacks - great for colds, flu and boosting immunity -

At the first sign of a cold or flu, I give my kids vitamin D3, echinacea and black elderberries. I find this trio of homeopathic ingredients to be the ideal combination to knock out colds and the flu before it gets worse. While my kids actually take these supplements pretty easily, I wanted to find a way to make it easier for them. They already love my homemade electrolyte drink and superfood gummy fruit snacks, so I got an idea to make cold-busting fruit gummies that both tasted good and good for them.

I added black cherry juice to this recipe for flavor and to pack a punch of antioxidants into each serving – which is exactly what kids need when they’re not feeling well.

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Black Cherry and Elderberry Gummy Snacks

Yield: 12 cold-busting gummy snacks

Black Cherry and Elderberry Gummy Snacks



  1. Heat up 1/2 of the cherry juice and all of the water over low-medium heat.
  2. Add the raw honey or maple syrup. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the gelatin and whisk until there are no lumps. Add the remaining cherry juice and mix well. The consistency will thicken.
  4. Pour into a 12-cavity silicone mold (if you use a mold with more or fewer cavities you may need to adjust the quantity of the ingredients accordingly).
  5. In each cavity, add 1 teaspoon of elderberry extract, 1 serving of vitamin D3 (500 IU – I used 8 drops), 1 serving of echincea (1 used 10 drops).
  6. Refrigerate for 4-5 hours. When ready, pop out of the molds. They should come out pretty easily. Pop them in the freezer for a few minutes if they gummy snacks don’t come out easily.


Give kids up to 4 gummies per day. Please ask your doctor before giving to a child under the age of 1. This recipe is suited for kids 1 and older. Please see full disclaimer below.

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Elderberry & Black Cherry Gummy Snacks - great for colds, flu and boosting immunity -

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  1. How do you store these? And how long can you store them?

  2. This is such a great idea! This way you don’t have to worry if they will take their medicines or not. This would be a great snack with out the medicine.

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