Healthy (and affordable) fruit snacks for kids! October 17 2013, 0 Comments
Gummy Fruit Snack recipe below Mango Fruit Roll Ups via Just A Taste
We have been spending a bit of a fortune on snacks for school. For the past years the snack was part of the tuition so we never had to snack up the way we do now. I recall my stepsister (I have 8 sisters btw) making her own snacks when her kids were little. She would make so many that she bring over her homemade roll ups for us all to try. They were delish. Here are 3 snacks I plan on trying. I'll posts results on twitter and instagram. Yum!
Gummy Fruit Snacks
1 cup mixed berries
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup fruit juice (apple, cranberry, blueberry, whatever)
2 envelopes gelatin (1 envelope = 2 1/2 tsp)
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the berries and water. Bring to a boil and cook until berries are soft, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a blender or use an immersion blender to puree berries until smooth. Return to pot. Add applesauce and return to a boil, then remove from heat, cover and set aside.
In a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over fruit juice and let stand one minute. Add hot fruit mixture and stir until gelatin completely dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes.
Pour into 8 x 8 inch glass or ceramic baking dish (or into molds, if you want to go that route). Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. Cut into blocks or shapes.