Homemade Fruit Snacks

I’ve been wanting to make fruit snacks for my 2 year old for a while now.  She loves them and the store bought ones are full of sugar and food dyes, so today I made 2 different recipes and one of them was pretty good!  I had seen a couple different recipes going around Pinterest for a while and they looked super cute, but do they taste good?  I needed to find out!  To my surprise, the most popular pinned recipe was not very good, in my opinion.  However, my daughter loved both of them!  I found an unflavored grass-fed gelatin on Amazon and used that for both recipes.  Honestly, I think the reason I didn’t like this recipe is because of the large amount of gelatin used.  Even though it’s unflavored, it still had a weird odor when it was hot and it definitely took away from the flavor of the fruit.  Plus, the fruit snacks that I liked that most were the easiest…bonus!   I found a super cute heart-shaped silicone mold from Amazon that I used.



Homemade Fruit Snacks

2 Tbsp grassfed gelatin
1/2 cup orange (preferable freshly squeezed and strained) juice – I used an organic, unsweetened mango nectar.
3 Tbsp raw honey

Combine juice and honey in saucepan on low heat.  When mixture is warm, add the gelatin and whisk until dissolved.
Pour into molds or a parchment lined 8×8 pan and then place in refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until set.
If using an 8×8 pan, cut them into small pieces using a pizza wheel.  Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from This Whole Family

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