I tend to crave candy, which is not very convenient since I am also trying to lose weight. Fruit snacks are a HUGE weakness of mine. I seriously could eat a box of them at a time. I had some time on my hands the other day and thought that I would try out making homemade fruit snacks from gelatin.
This process could not have been easier. I will be making these on a regular basis. They are delicious and I can use sugar-free gelatin. Yippee!
- 1 box of Jello (can be regular or sugar-free)
- 2 Envelopes of Unflavored Gelatin
- 1/3 C Water
Combine the ingredients into a medium sized sauce pan and stir on medium heat until the gelatin has dissolved into the water. I put all of the ingredients into the pot at the same time (which made me super nervous for some reason, but it worked out well).
Pour mixture into mold. I used an ice cube tray because it happened to be what I had laying around. I filled the tray holes 1/2 full and it still made large fruit snacks. I think next time I will get some fun mint mold containers from Michael’s. This mixture made 18 fruit snacks the same size as in the photo above.
Allow the mixture to sit in the mold for about 25-30 minutes. You don’t have to put this in the fridge, I just let it sit on my counter. The time will vary based upon the size of the mold you are using.
Pull the fruit snacks out of the container. You can’t turn them over and have them fall out, you actually have to reach in and give them a little tug. But, they are gummy so they retain their shape without breaking.
Note: For a fun and flavorful alternative… try substituting fruit juice for the water in this recipe.