fruit snacks…yum yum!

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I interrupt these regularly scheduled programming to share a recipe success today!
I’m on a mission these days to slowly find replacement recipes for all the processed stuff we buy…organic and not organic. Mostly for frugality reasons. This fruit snack recipe has been stashed for a while and today I finally got up the nerve to try it.

I’m sad to say I can’t give credit where it came from. I pinned it a while ago and deleted the pin once I printed it. Just know that I didn’t make this up…some other smarter person did!

100% juice fruit snacks

1/3 cup 100% frozen fruit juice concentrate (thawed)
2-3 .25 envelopes unflavored gelatin
silicone/bendable molds

Pour the juice into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice and let it sit for a few minutes. (watch it…it moves and squirms like something alive. It’s weird) Put the pan over medium heat and stir until all the gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a measuring cup with a spout so you can easily fill your molds. Fill the molds and allow to set at least 20 minutes. You can speed up the process a bit by putting them in the fridge.

My notes..

1. I used cranberry juice which after it was cooked started to kind of smell funny. I’m pretty sure this was the juice. They taste like cranberry juice but honestly don’t smell great.
2. I used a silicone ice tray from Ikea. There is no way you could get these out without using a flexible mold of some sort.
3. I used 2 packages of gelatin and it was the perfect consistency. I think 3 would make them crazy tough.
4. This recipe is tiny and I can’t remember how much unflavored gelatine is so I really don’t know how frugal these are. I would have to research that a little bit.

Overall these were super easy and I’ll definitely try it again with a different kind of juice.

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