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Toddler Snacks: Gummy fruit sweets

As you all know (or maybe you don’t – I don’t know what you do with your life if you’re not reading my blog really) I’m always on the lookout for quick, healthy snacks for The Munchkin. My criteria for making anything in my life are:

  • Easy to find ingredients
  • Healthy
  • Quick and easy

The apricot oat bars went down well and My Lovely Little Lunchbox is my go-to place for yummy and healthy things to try.

Recently I’ve discovered a YouTube Channel called What’s Up Moms who make videos about all sorts of useful things and sometimes do funny parodies. My favourite though is Meg who in her words is “passionate about finding ways to make life with kids easier in the kitchen“. She is my kinda girl. Two weeks ago she posted this video on how to make strawberry gummy snacks.

Easy right?! So I tried making some last night but I got frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) instead of strawberries and I don’t think it was the best idea. Also these kinds of berries stain EVERYTHING so not the best idea. I didn’t like them but The Munchkin gobbled them down so I suppose that’s a win. I’m going to get my hand on some strawberries and make some more. 

Fruit gummy snacks

Fruit gummy snacks

I realise that from this angle they look like tiny butts! 

*Because these sweets don’t have any preservatives in them, you should keep them in the fridge in a tightly sealed container.

Strawberry Gummy Snacks
A quick, easy and healthy snack alternative to shop bought gummy sweets.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup pureed strawberries
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  4. 2.5 tablespoons honey
  5. 2.5 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
Instructions
  1. 1. After pureeing strawberries, add puree, water, lemon juice and honey to saucepan. Turn on heat and bring to simmer.
  2. 2. Slowly add gelatin and whisk until completely dissolved.
  3. 3. Pour mixture in gummy molds and pop into freezer for 25 minutes.
Notes
  1. Because these sweets don’t have any preservatives in them, you should keep them in the fridge in a tightly sealed container.
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5 Comments

  1. Radhia

    May 3, 2015 at 11:13 am

    They look good and so easy to make! I need to remember this in a years time when Ammaarah wants sweets! Well done!

    1. Zayaan Schroeder

      May 3, 2015 at 11:43 am

      You can actually make it for her as soon as she has a few teeth and is eating a bit more.

  2. Laura

    May 3, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Love this idea, going to give it a go! (and looking like tiny butts would only add to the appeal, as far as my 5 year old is concerned!)

  3. Yumna

    May 5, 2015 at 8:33 am

    This is sooo cool. And I’m sure you can try it with a range of fruits.

    Pitstop spar/woolies after work!

    1. Zayaan Schroeder

      May 5, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Definitely! I think pear, apple, orange would be nice. And maybe some other boring winter fruits.

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