- 1 teaspoon gelatin
- 3 tablespoons cold coconut water
- 1/3 cup boiling coconut water
- ½ cup cane sugar
- 2 teaspoon Ultima Replenisher (electrolyte powder) – I used the grape and raspberry flavors
- Natural food coloring, optional
- 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
- Add gelatin and cold coconut water to a bowl. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Add boiling coconut water.
- Transfer to a small saucepan and add cane sugar.
- Bring to a boil on medium-low heat. Once boiling, start timer. You’ll want to boil the mixture for 13-15 minutes, being sure not to burn it or over-cook it to the point that it turns solid. At the 8 to 10 minute mark, the mixture will really start to bubble. This is a sign that the mix is about 5 minutes away from completion. Stir frequently.
- It will be hard to check the consistency in the pot. Recommendation is to swirl it around with a spoon, pull the spoon out of the mix, then check the firmness of the mix. When the mixture drops from the spoon, it should be stringy.
- Once complete, add Ultima Replenisher and natural food coloring, if using. Stir until mixed, moving quickly.
- Carefully pour mixture into small silicon blocks, or shapes. I used this silicon mold.
- Transfer to the fridge to solidify for 1 hour.
- Remove electrolyte chews from mold and rub with tapioca starch. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and allow to sit for a couple of hours.
- If chews are too hard, the sugar was too crystalized. If chews are too soft, the sugar was not heated enough.
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Consistency – If chews are too hard, the sugar was too crystalized. If chews are too soft, the sugar was not heated enough.
Gelatin – you could try to make this recipe vegan by using agar powder instead of gelatin.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
- Calories: 69
- Calories from Fat: 3
- Total Fat: 0.3
- Sodium: 521 mg
- Carbs: 15.8 g
- Sugars: 14.1 g
- Protein: 0.3 g