Homemade Fruit Snacks
- 2 1/2 c. strawberries
- 1/2 c. lemon juice
- 2 TBS. honey
- 1/2 c. gelatin
You can use fresh or frozen fruit in this recipe. I used strawberries that I'd frozen last summer. Almost any fruit should work; I'm going to use blackberries next time! Put the berries and lemon juice in a saucepan and heat it on medium-low until the fruit starts to soften.
Use an immersion blender to puree the fruit, or pour it all into a blender. Then, set it aside to cool slightly for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the honey and gelatin. Whisk in the gelatin a little at a time so it doesn't clump up. Whisk, whisk, whisk! Once it is all incorporated, pour the liquid into silicone molds or a 9x13" baking dish, preferably lined with unbleached parchment paper.
Put the molds or pan into the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours to let it set up. Remove and pop the fruit snacks out of the mold, or cut into squares if you used a baking dish.
Store the fruit snacks in a lidded container either at room temp or in the fridge, if you like them cold. Aren't these just adorable? Enjoy, and don't feel guilty about serving them to your kids!