If you are anything like me, you try to keep your kids’ snacks as natural and “whole” as possible. So when I came across several different recipes recently for homemade fruit snacks, I got excited.
My kids are just as susceptible to marketing and bright shiny colors as the rest, and fruit snacks are one of those things that they LOVE to beg for. Now that I have this recipe under my belt, I don’t have to feel so guilty giving in.
This recipe is specifically for strawberry fruit snacks but you can easily sub other fruits. (I *almost* went with cherry for this post.)
Homemade Strawberry Fruit Snacks
2 cups strawberry (or other fruit)
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp gelatin
1. Cut up strawberries and put into saucepan with lemon juice.
2. Heat over medium low heat until strawberries become tender.
3. Puree in a blender.
4. Mix in honey and vanilla.
5. Slowly (really, really slowly or you’ll get big yucky clumps) mix in the gelatin. Use a whisk to really mix it in well.
6. Pour into silicon molds or a small square pan.
7. Refrigerate for an hour to speed up the setting time.
8. Run a knife around the edge of the pan or mold that you used, pop out the mixture, and cut as desired.
Note: These will keep for a few days in or out of the fridge. I prefer in.
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