Homemade Fruit Snacks

These homemade fruit snacks are not just fun and delicious – they are also healthy. Made with unflavored gelatin (click over to the recipe to find out why gelatin is healthy), 100% fruit juice and honey, they are a far better choice than commercial fruit snacks.

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Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 fl oz 100% grape juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin

Instructions

  1. Place a silicone candy mold on a cookie sheet to keep it stable.
  2. In a small saucepan, add the juice and honey. Heat over medium-low heat, whisking to combine.
  3. Once heated, whisk in the gelatin, one tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly with a fork (you can use a whisk, but that would introduce more air into the mixture and allow foam to form on the finished product).
  4. Continue heating the mixture over medium-low heat until it is smooth and the gelatin has fully melted.
  5. Quickly pour the mixture into a glass measuring cup with a pouring spout, then pour it into the silicone molds. Refrigerate for 2 hours, until set.
  6. Pop the fruit snacks out of the molds. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

A tasty variation: pineapple fruit snacks
12 fl oz (2 small cans) 100% pineapple juice (I used Dole)
2 tablespoons honey
4.5 tablespoons gelatin

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 36; Fat: 0g; Saturated fat: 0g; Carbohydrates: 7g; Sugar: 7g;Sodium: 9mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 2g

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