Homemade fruit snacks! Yup, homemade. From scratch, nothing processed or artificial in those little tasty morsels.
Just fresh fruit, some simple fruit juice, maybe some plain yogurt, some unflavored gelatin and a sprinkle of natural sugar for sweetness. Only use the best stuff.
If you’re looking for healthy, sugar-free snacks that taste great, don’t look any further than your own kitchen or pantry! Homemade fruit snacks are delicious treats with tons of flavor, but also healthy and good for you.
If you make your own, you know that you’re getting the real thing when it comes to tasting delicious, not bland and boring like the ones in the grocery stores. If you are a parent of young children, you know they love fruit but if you are like many parents, you can’t help them with their taste buds.
Over the years, fruit snack bars have filled our mouths with high calorie, low quality ingredients while causing bad breath, tummy aches, and other childhood ailments. For this reason, parents of young children who are trying to eat healthier and are looking for healthier choices should turn to Homemade Fruit Snacks instead.
Homemade Fruit SnacksCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
You only need a few ingredients to make homemade fruit snacks!
1 1/2 cups fruit , thawed if frozen (see Notes)
1/2 cup white grape juice or apple juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons powdered gelatin
- Combine fresh fruit, white grape juice, and lemon juice in blender. Blend on high until smooth. If desired, pass through a mesh strainer to remove seeds.
- Pour puréed fruit into a saucepan and set over medium heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Add gelatin slowly while whisking. If added too quickly, gelatin will clump.
- Continue to whisk until mixture is smooth and gelatin has dissolved. Do not let mixture boil.
- Remove from heat. Line a 9×5-inch bread pan with parchment or wax paper and pour mixture in.
- Chill in the fridge for one hour until firm. Remove from the pan and cut with a sharp knife.
- Store fruit snacks at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- You can use almost any kind of fruit for these fruit snacks, but pineapple, kiwi, mango, ginger root, papaya, figs or guava should not be used. These fruits contain enzymes that break down the proteins in gelatin and will not firm up.
- Yields 2 cups of fruit snacks.
Reference : completelydelicious.