I think some of the first words out of my son’s mouth were “fruit snacks!” My son easily goes through a box of fruit snacks a week…. or more (don’t worry, I brush his teeth religiously). He can’t get enough of them! I decided to give homemade fruit snacks a whirl and he loved them! I found a recipe using gelatin and thought they would come out a little bit like jello jigglers, but they are the texture of fruit snacks and don’t need to be refrigerated! I used ice trays from the dollar store for my mold, but you can find jello molds at many dollar stores or WalMart.
Homemade Jello Fruit Snacks Recipe:
Ingredients: 1 (3 oz) package gelatin, any flavor 2 (.25 oz) envelopes unflavored gelatin 1/3 c. water
Directions: Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour into molds and allow to set at least 20 minutes.
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