- 2/3 Cup Fresh Orange Juice (lemon juice if you like sour gummies)
- 2/3 Cup Fresh or Frozen Berries (I like the triple berry blend, strawberries, raspberries & blueberries - but a plain berry would work just fine!)
- 2 TBSP honey
- 4TBSP (or 4 small packets out of the Knox brand) Original Gelatin - unflavored
Pour juice and berries into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until berries become tender & begin to soften.
Add honey & stir until completely incorporated. You will want the fruit to dissolve quite a bit until you have a compote - but it will still be thin. I like to smash the berries a little during this step to really let the flavors infuse.
Puree in blender (Vitamix is THE BEST!) until it's a smooth liquid.
Allow to set for 5-10 minutes, with the lid off the blender.
Add in gelatin, 1tbsp at a time, mixing in between each tbsp added. You want your gelatin to be completely dissolved.
Immediately pour into a pan. I used a smaller 7x11 pan I have and it worked great.
Put into refrigerator for 30 minutes (I didn't even cover mine) then remove & cut. For the size pan I used I got 66 squares...6x11 cuts. I wanted them to be small squares to just hand to the kids.
Nutritional Info (based on 7x11 pan), 1 small square
- 6 Calories
- 1 Carb
- 0 Fat
- 0 Protein
- >1g Sugar!!
So even if you let your kids have 10 squares
- 60 Calories
- 10 Carbs
- 0 Protein
- >10g Sugar
and compared to Kellogg's...
Kellogg's - Fruit Snacks
|Total Fat||0 g||Potassium||0 mg|
|Saturated||0 g||Total Carbs||17 g|
|Polyunsaturated||0 g||Dietary Fiber||0 g|
|Monounsaturated||0 g||Sugars||13 g|
|Trans||0 g||Protein||1 g|
Here's the ingredient list copied directly from Kellogg's website...
As you can see, they are really good size!
You could totally get cute & do these in silicone molds, but for me squares work just fine :)
Do you make homemade fruit snacks? Share your recipe if you do! And if you try these, I would LOVE to know what you think of them!
Love & Hugs,