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.
- 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.