Easy fruit snacks – yum!

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Pinterest how I love thee…

I came across a pin for this Fruit Snacks blog post from Six Sister’s Stuff blog the other day. Being Australian, I hadn’t tried the fruit snacks they we’re talking about, but I figured since I had the ingredients I’d give it a go, what did I have to lose (aside from a pack of jelly) and what do you know? They worked! I’ve since made another three batches. I don’t like jelly much, the consistency makes my tummy turn, but I love these, they are kind of like a cross between jelly snakes and jubes…

So here is the Australian version!

You’ll need:
A mold – I had a silicon star ice cube tray from Ikea – though I’m looking for a smaller one now, so it makes ‘more’
1 pack of jelly (I used the 25% less sugar, natural colours & flavours one)
3 teaspoons of powdered gelatin
1/3 cup cold water

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To make:

  • Pop your water in a small saucepan/pot
  • Pour over your jelly crystals and gelatin
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  • Heat over a medium heat. Stir until all the gelatin is dissolved. I then crank it up until it is just boiling for about 20 seconds. I personally think it makes the jelly clearer
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  • Pour into your mold and leave to set. I pop it in the fridge to speed up the process, but it’s really quick, only an hour or two in the fridge
  • Remove from mold carefully, you may need to slip a knife between the mold to loosen the jellies
  • Store in an airtight container…
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    The mix is quite sticky, but they are fine once they have firmed up. They have a really similar texture to the chai masala jellies that Mixotrophy made for the ‘Tea’ Sweet Adventures Blog Hop– however, these are kid (and Mummy & Daddy) friendly!

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Comments

  1. Ooh these look yum! I shall be trying them armed with my heart shaped ikea ice tray! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • I think they would look gorgeous in the heart molds – we had one of those at some stage too, but it has disappeared in one of our various moves. Let me know how they go for you!

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