Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pinterest strikes again: Fruit Snack

Spending time on Pinterest can be, well, slightly dangerous.

It can also make you want to try new things.

Today's experiment involved making my own fruit snacks.

Note: I LOVE fruit snacks - 
so this was a chance to be creative AND make a yummy snack.


The Ingredients
1 (3 oz) package gelatin, any flavor
2 (.25 oz) envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/3 c. water

You also need either small ice cube trays or Jell-O molds.
(I purchased two trays today, so that was my biggest expense)

Pretty simple. 
In honor of the Fourth, I used Cherry Lemonade and Berry Blue Jell-O to try the treat.

The Directions
 
Start by sprinkling the gelatin (both flavored and unflavored)
into the water, in a small saucepan. 

You'll heat it over medium heat and stir until the gelatin 
is completely dissolved.

Pour into molds.

 Allow to set at least 20 minutes.

 
 Results
They are yummy, but they are a bit chewy and sticky.
I wasn't sure if I needed to refrigerate them, 
so they get a bit "chewier" when cold.

Overall, it's probably not going to replace the use
of regular fruit snacks for kidz ministry events,
but they would definitely provide a fun snack 
that kidlets can make on a hot day.

I'll probably try them again. I might add a wee bit more water,
to see if that helps with the chewiness.
(I'm also going to look for a
different mold just for fun at the dollar store!)

The Recipe At A Glance

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.

You can see the original pin here: Click here.

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