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Homemade Fruit Snack Gummies

Let’s face it I eat about as many of these as our child.

The basic recipe is:

1 and 1/4 cup “juice”

1/4 cup gelatin

the juice of 1/2-1 lemon

honey or sweetener to taste ... .

Pour the juice into a saucepan, add any honey and lemon, sprinkle gelatin ontop, off the heat let it “bloom” for 5 min. Then bring to a medium low heat and stir for about 5 min until the gelatins dissolves. That’s it.

For the shape you can create any from gummy worms, to gummy bears, gummy Dinos, here I used a mold for letters. Even with a silicon mold I do spray it with a bit of cooking spray. If you do not have a mold do not worry one bit. You can line a baking dish with parchment paper, scantly spray with cooking spray and pour it in. You'll have a gummy sheet you can then use a cookie cutter to create shapes, as these hearts here, or simply cut into strips for "worms," or triangles, squares etc...

Pour into either a mold or baking tray, and chill in the fridge for 2 hrs. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks in the fridge as they have no preservatives.

Here, we have crushed pineapple tumeric lemon as they yellow one- I used crushed pineapple as the “juice” yet if pulp is not your thing just pineapple juice would work, simply strain it out. I then added 1/2 tsp tumeric and the juice of one lemon and 2 tsp honey.

The “green apple” ones are really green juice from the natural grocers - although it has seaweed and spinach and kale it also has a lot of apple, grape and mango juice added so no additional honey or sweetness is needed. I did add the juice of 1/2 a lemon just to boost the vitamin c a bit.

The purple are the elderberry gummies, the recipe for which can be found here.

Red is strawberry juice, my son's favorite, just frozen berries, pureed then strained, you can also use pomegranate or cherry juice, these tend to be more tart so I do up the honey.

The tumeric pineapple lemon are my favorite - I made these with our little one in mind, yet if they were just for me I’d add some grated ginger in too!

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