Homemade Fruit Snacks {Jello}
Recipe type: Desert, Snack
Prep time: 
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Serves: 100
A super easy and fun snack treat - homemade fruit snacks.
  • 3 oz. Jello Packet (any flavor)
  • 1 Gelatin Packet (~ 1 Tablespoon)
  • ½ cup water (This may not seem like much water, but it spreads far in tiny little molds!)
  • JUICE SUBSTITUTION: In place of the ingredients above, you can use ½ cup Juice (any flavor), 2 Tablespoons sugar or honey, and 2 Gelatin packets.
  1. In a small saucepan, add water (no heat yet).
  2. Sprinkle Jello Packet and Gelatin Packet over the water. Give the gelatin a minute to bloom in the water. It is normal for it to look like applesauce when it's ready - that's what you want.
  3. Turn on the heat to medium high and stir continuously until the mixture doesn't look like applesauce anymore. Just heat through until everything is dissolved and the mixture isn't gritty. Do not boil!
  4. Use a liquid dropper to fill your molds one by one. This goes quickly with a dropper. It definitely works best if the fruit snacks can harden individually and aren't connected by extra mixture.
  5. Let mold chill about an hour in the fridge, then pop out of the molds.
  6. Fruit snacks last for a week in an airtight container, in or out of the fridge.
  7. * JUICE SUBSTITUTION DIRECTIONS: The directions are mostly the same as when using Jello, but instead of water in step one, mix the juice and sweetener in the pot before adding TWO gelatin packets in step 2. All other steps are the same.
  8. ** CAN DOUBLE: You can double this recipe if you'd like to make more, but I like working in small amounts at a time, because the mixture starts to harden pretty quickly. Also, smaller batches make it easier to create more flavors.
Recipe by creatingmaryshome.com at https://creatingmaryshome.com/homemade-fruit-snacks-jello-juice/