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homemade fruit snacks

Orange-Honey Fruit Snacks

Amy Palanjian
These take at least an hour or two to set in the fridge, so plan to make them a little in advance of when you want to serve them.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 46 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pulp-free orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon raw or local honey
  • 2 packets (or about 2 tablespoons plain gelatin)

Instructions
 

  • Pour 1/2 cup of the juice into a medium bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over it and let stand for 1 minute.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining cup of juice in a microwave-safe glass or bowl until boiling, about 30-60 seconds.
  • Pour into bowl with the cold juice. Add the honey and whisk until everything is dissolved, about 30 seconds.
  • Pour into a silicone mold or an 8x8 baking dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • Cut into squares and store in the fridge in an airtight container. Serve cold.

Notes

  • Use pulp-free juice for the smoothest texture.
  • You can use store bought juice or squeeze your own. (Strain it with a fine mesh sieve if desired.)
  • Let the gelatin dissolve in the cold juice first before adding the hot. This helps to avoid clumps of gelatin.
  • Add powdered probiotics if desired.
  • Let chill and set in the fridge before trying to cut or remove them from the molds.
  • Remember that a sick child may not have their normal appetite, so focus on liquids and cuddles and always check in with your doctor.

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 124IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword homemade fruit snacks
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