Healthy Homemade Fruit Snacks

This is the third episode of my cooking show with my daughter Bea! This time we are making homemade healthy fruit snacks. You notice the recipe calls for gelatin. For vegetarians and vegans, we can substitute agar agar. <

 
Healthy Fruit Snacks Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

Juice of one large lemon

2/3 cup fresh berries or frozen berries thawed to room temperature

3 TB honey

3 TB unflavored gelatin (or for vegans, substitute agar agar according to the package directions)

 

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Stir together all ingredients except gelatin in a medium bowl.
  2. Blend mixture until smooth then heat to warm on medium-low heat.
  3. Whisk gelatin into the mixture slowly while stirring constantly to avoid clumps forming.
  4. Continue to whisk mixture until gelatin is completely melted and incorporated.
  5. Pour mixture into greased dish (or silicone molds.)
  6. Place in freezer for about 20 minutes.
  7. Cut snacks using miniature cookie cutters, or simply cut into small squares with a knife.

These keep best in an airtight container in the fridge, but they will do just fine when packed in a lunchbox without an ice pack.

 

 

10 Responses

  1. Lydia says:

    How long do they last?

  2. Brigitte says:

    Hi Lydia! They are fine for about a day stored at room temp and a couple weeks in the fridge!

  3. Marie M.C. says:

    Love, love your videos with Bea, She is adorable — and clearly loves cooking with you. I saw a picture of you on Twitter with a purple face and inquiring minds want to know — what’s up with that?

  4. Esther says:

    What a genius recipe. I am definitely going to give this one a try. And gorgeous video Brigitte. More cooking with Bea please 🙂

  5. Dan says:

    Brigitte, Bea is an absolute sweetheart. Please keep making videos with her…she is a riot.
    You two make a great team.

  6. Arsla says:

    1. what are some of your favorite sakncs??almonds, popcorn, and, lately, strawberries dipped in a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate syrup.2. What is your favorite way to exercise?I like all forms, but walking is my absolute favorite. It’s good exercise for the mind as well as the body. :)3. What is on your kitchen counter, besides a kettle, that you use a lot??A jar of peanut butter and a basket of fruit. Beyond that, nothing.4. Do you keep track of the amount of water you drink per day?Not consistently, but if you’re going to nag about it… :)5. If you were to tell someone one major thing that you do to help make you healthy what would it be?Don’t try to change everything at once, especially if you’re working on correcting a whole lifetime of bad habits. Always fun! Thank you!

  7. Ирина says:

    If you don t want to cook the fruit, you can add the puree after the cooking process just note that the texture will be off since you aren t cooking some of the water out as well. To be honest, vitamin C is so easy to come by with other foods, you might as well just make the fruit snacks as is and just eat an orange somewhere alongside it ?? -Jess

  8. Chupacabra says:

    From the comments I could read before I was done with non-snack discussion, I seem to see a lot of tips and discovery along the way from the readers. Will you please add a follow-up to this blog including things like the pineapple warning for us novices? Too many failures along the way can discourage us!

  9. I am still a fruit snack junkie. I eat so healthy and have eliminated so many fun foods from my life, and I just don t want to give those up. Love the idea of making healthier ones, though!

  10. Степан says:

    I’ve had an unnatural fondness for fruit snacks for as long as I can remember. Seriously, even when I was still a kid and it was normal to like fruit snacks, I still managed to take it to an extreme level. I had a favorite brand at the grocery store and I would make my parents buy literally every box the store had in stock when we went shopping.

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