Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Homemade Fruit Snacks: Updated

The last batch of homemade fruit snacks was a little hard to get out of the molds. A friend watched me try to remove them at our weekly play group and explained that she thought it was not worth the work. I got to thinking and decided we should try a new recipe. I also might have fallen in love with this adorable bunny mold at Target and needed an excuse to use it.

Homemade Fruit Snacks

  • 1 1/2 cups juice (we used a mixture of apple and grape)
  • 2 pkgs gelatin
  • 1 pkg no-sugar needed powdered fruit pectin
Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe container. Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes in one minute intervals, stopping to stir in between. The juice will get very thin and start looking a little frothy. Carefully pour into molds and set aside to cool. We can never wait so I always end up placing them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.

Stirring pectin, gelatin, and juice.

Maurene's turn to stir.

Helping mamma pour.

Ready to freeze.

They turned out really well. Now all we have to do when we want fruit snacks is mix a little juice with a box of powdered no-sugar pectin and some gelatin. It sets up in no time and we have a yummy, healthy snack.

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  1. Nice! like most of your kid friendly recipes. Planning to put together a kid friendly recipe page. Do You mind if I link this & some others that you have in your blog ? It will be similar to my smoothie central page. Picture which will bring viewers directly to your blog post.I have clients who are asking for kid friendly recipes & i don't have too many on my blog :)

  2. Thanks! We love finding new ways to make fun foods.

  3. That is so awesome.. I'm always impressed with all the cool stuff you do :)

  4. How long do these keep? And what is the storage?? Room temp? Fridge? Thanks! :)

    1. They do not last long. I would say 1 week in the fridge. No preservatives means you have to eat them quick!

  5. Do you know how much pectin is in the package? I have no sugar needed pectin but it is not in a package.

  6. Have you tried it with sugar-free jello and does it work as well?

  7. would corn starch in the mold to make it come out easier mess it up?

  8. Can you use regular pectin for this recipe or do you have to use no sugar needed pectin?


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