Homemade Fruit Snacks

ImageI love gummy bears. Yet, those sweet little treats come with a lot of sugar. And have you looked at the back of the packet at the ingredients?

Yeah, I can’t pronounce nearly half of what is in there. I mean, they taste good. But, are they really good for your body? Most likely not.

Here is a fantastic recipe for homemade healthy fruit snacks. They may not be in the shape of a cute little bear; but, boy—are they tasty.

With every bite – you know these little snacks are good for you and way better for your little ones (kid friendly, they will love these just as much as those little prepackaged lunch treats). Another bonus for kids and adults – there is no artificial color in these treats. Hooray. Put these in your kids lunch boxes. They will thank you.

You will need: 1 cup of strawberries (any type of fruit you want really), 1 box of unflavored gelatin, ¼ cup honey, 1 cup orange juice and 1 cap full vanilla extract.

First cut up the strawberries and place them in blender or food processor. You want to make a little puree. Add in the honey and vanilla extract. Stir these ingredients in – until it is all smooth. Place this strawberry mix into a pot on the stove. Heat up the mixture on medium. You just want it to get warmed up.

In another bowl, add in the orange juice and slowly stir in the whole box of unflavored gelatin (there should be 4 packages – put all 4 in the bowl). Make sure there are no clumps. Then, take the hot strawberries on the stove and slowly add these to the gelatin mixture. Mix together.

Pour your fruit snack paste into a square pan. Cover and let cool in the refrigerator for a couple hours. When they have cooled, cut these cute little fruit snacks into tiny squares and serve! Enjoy.

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