Now you can be a jello super star and make fruit snacks of your own! Your kids will adore you, you will astound your neighbors and your friends will admire you. Awhile back I saw a recipe for making homemade fruit snacks. Then today I came across some heart candy molds. I decided that it was time to try making valentines fruit snacks. It was surprisingly easy, all you need is…
1- 3oz box of any flavor of jello
2 packets of unfavored gelatin
1/2 C. Water
(We recommend very small candy molds-close to the size of a gummy bear. If they are too much bigger you will have too much chewy-ness in one bite which isn’t a good thing.)
Place 1/3 cup water in a small sauce pan. Sprinkle the Jello and unflavored gelatin over the water. Let sit 5 – 10 minutes.
Put sauce pan on stove over medium heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved, it will be a weird congealed lumpy consistency. Stir for about 2-5 minutes. When mixture is liquid and all gelatin has dissolved, remove from heat. Let cool a minute and then pour into a container that is easy to pour from: an easy squeeze bottle or a syringe works well for small molds.
Pour mixture into molds and let cool all the way and set up. It takes about 20 minutes on your counter. My kids didn’t want to wait that long so we put them in the fridge for 10 min. They pealed out of the molds just fine, no need for oiling the molds.
Now go and have some jelly fruit snack joy!