Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies Recipe

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Sleepytime gummies with tart cherry and honey and salt for deeper sleep
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As a mom, I’m all for recipes that simplify and save time. That’s why our dinner rotation includes simple one-pan dishes like beef and cabbage stir fry and Pakistani kima, and why I pre-make coconut oil pulling chews to do oil pulling every morning so that I don’t have to open multiple containers each day (ever tried to open a 5-gallon bucket of coconut oil? You’ll need Crossfit to prepare for it).

That’s why when my kids ask for things at night that I know help them sleep like tart cherry juice, gelatin in tea, or honey and salt, I’m happy to give it to them, but I wanted a simplified option …

All My Sleep Remedies in One …

I figured out a way to combine some of my favorite recipes and their favorite healthy treats: Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies.

These combine their chewable gummy vitamins, with the honey and salt remedy I use, and tart cherry juice for a simple nighttime snack that helps them sleep and that I can pre-make to save time.

I store these in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks and give each child one each night. I made them in this silicon mold for single serving size, but they could also be made in a coconut oil greased glass pan and cut into squares.

I didn’t add the salt to the recipe, but you could. I just sprinkled the final product with a mixture of salt and coconut sugar before giving to them.

Why It Works

  • As this post mentioned, honey and salt together are great for balancing cortisol levels and blood sugar at night. Even alone, these two are great for improving sleep.
  • That same post explains the beneficial substances in tart cherry juice (not the same as regular cherry juice) that make it good for improving sleep quality and length.
  • Gelatin is rich in amino acids proline and glycine that help relaxation and sleep.
Sleepytime gummies with tart cherry and honey and salt for deeper sleep

Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies Recipe

Gummies made with tart cherry juice, honey, salt, and gelatin to help promote relaxation and quality sleep.
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 3 minutes
Calories 102kcal
Author Katie Wells


24 gummies



  • Pour juice into a small saucepan.
  • Slowly mix the gelatin powder into the juice.
  • Add the honey.
  • Turn on low heat and stir as it begins to warm.
  • Stir for 2-3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and gelatin has dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and add vitamin C if using.
  • Pour into silicon molds or a glass baking dish that has been lightly greased with coconut oil.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to harden.
  • Remove from molds.
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (they never last that long at our house).


Nutrition Facts
Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 gummy)
Calories 102
% Daily Value*
Sodium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 23.9g8%
Sugar 22.5g25%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Make sure you are using gelatin such as the one in the green can from this source, not collagen peptides, or your gummies will not firm up. 

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These tart cherry sleep gummies combine all of the natural sleep remedies I use: honey and salt, tart cherry juice and gelatin, into one delicious gummy.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


122 responses to “Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies Recipe”

  1. Amanda Wessenhoffer Avatar
    Amanda Wessenhoffer

    Hello Katie, I know you said you sprinkle salt and coconut sugar after you remove them from the fridge?

    Im curious about ratio do you just use 1/2 of coconut sugar plus 1/2 of salt and mix together and sprinkle on top?

    Will that work, I dont want to guestimate I’d rather ask you.

  2. Amy Avatar

    Will these work for a teenager? My daughter is having trouble falling asleep. We have always done “all the things”, no devices in your room, no caffeine in the evenings, exercise regularly, lavender oils, etc…. All of a sudden she is having troubles. Thoughts?!

  3. Kelli Avatar

    Hello Katie, I was trying to find you on Facebook because I have vitamin C powder already and was just wondering if it’s OK. I wanted to send you a picture of it

  4. Philip Avatar

    Hi Katie

    Thank you for all that you do. My family has benefited from many of the posts and recipes you have provided.
    I am wondering if there is a “vegan gelatin” that you could suggest, that would be as good as the one you suggest.

    Kindest Regards

    1. Heather Avatar

      5 stars
      Agar agar powder/flakes is a vegan substitute for gelatin. I’m not sure if the ratios would be the same though. If you try it out, please let us know.

  5. Kadecia Avatar


    Thanks for this. We are struggling with sleep at the moment and want something to help. My son is 1 years old and still breastfed. Will this be suitable for either of us to use? Or is he too young?

  6. Veronica Avatar

    Can you freeze these? I don’t have 6 kids to use them all in two weeks ?. Also wondering how often you give these to your kids? Like every single night or just til they are gone and the kids sleep issues are clearing up?

  7. Tracy Avatar

    Do you have to store them in the fridge? We accidentally left them out all night. Are they still good?

  8. Holly Robinson Avatar
    Holly Robinson

    I am planning on making these! However I bought tart cherry juice concentrate. How would you recommend adapting the measurements based on this? Thanks!! ?

  9. Michael-ann Hancox Avatar
    Michael-ann Hancox

    5 stars
    Sorry! I just found your collagen article! It was very information.

  10. Michael-ann Hancox Avatar
    Michael-ann Hancox

    5 stars
    Can you use collagen peptides with this recipe or just gelatin?

    Thank you!

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