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DIY BCAA Gummy Bears | All Day BCAAs

Keep your BCAA levels topped up and make your sweets good for you with these super-easy, DIY BCAA gummy bears. All you’ll need to make this BCAA candy recipe are 4 ingredients and a spare 20 minutes.

Tip: You can use an ice cube mould if you don’t have a gummy bear mould to hand. Try a silicone mould so the gummy bears pop out easily.

Makes: Approx. 20

Ingredients For BCAA Gummy Bears

  • 240ml cranberry juice
  • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 4 tbsp. powdered gelatin (or agar agar for a vegan substitute)
  • 4 scoops (10g) of your favourite flavour BCAA


1. Combine maple syrup and cranberry juice in a saucepan over a medium heat. When it begins to steam, turn the heat to low and whisk in the gelatin gradually, allowing it to fully dissolve.

2. Once dissolved, remove from the heat and pour into a shaker with the BCAA powder. Shake until completely dissolved.

3. Transfer the liquid into gummy bear moulds and place into the freezer for 10-15 minutes until set. You can also use ice cube moulds here if you don’t have a gummy bear mould to hand!

4. Once set, pop out of the moulds and store in a container in a cool, dark place.

BCAA gummy bears

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 21
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Protein 1g

Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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