Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks

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Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

This time of year it’s everywhere!

It’s talked about on kid’s television shows, prominently displayed on store shelves, and passed out everywhere from the library to church.

Candy!

Now, I’m not writing this post to bash candy or any parent who allows their child to occasionally partake in candy treats. We all know candy just simply isn’t real food. Most candy that is. There are a few small companies which are rising to the occasion and producing good quality, real food candies. But even the real (or better) treats and candies being produced are still processed.

During this time of year, my kiddos are constantly being lured into the pretty colorful treats. I’m all for a little moderation. In fact, I don’t want my children to fear food or elevate real food to a place of thinking we are better than others. However, I am also not encouraging the consumption of such treats regularly or buying these little “goodies” to stock in our house.  If someone offers my two little ones a piece of candy, they have a choice to eat it or not and most the time they choose to eat. Living in a home where we cook and eat homemade real food, even at their young age, they are beginning to realize the real stuff just tastes better than the junk and makes them feel better.

With this season of candy in mind, I set out to make a candy my kiddos would eat and view as a treat. A treat that tastes better than the junk and packs nutritional value. One that’s colorful and luring just like the artificially colored candies on store shelves. I turned to my kids’ favorite treat for inspiration, gummies.

Unlike the gummies my kids love from the store (even the organic ones are processed) these gummies are packed with fresh fruit and veggie juice making them not only healthy, but also appealing to little eyes. These gummy snacks are made with gelatin which like bone broth is incredibly healing and important for growing children.  Add in a bit of raw honey for sweetness and you have a perfectly sweet homemade gummy snack.  A gummy snack mom can feel good about and the kids will love!

What’s that, mom actually wants us to eat candy?

Go ahead, mom, offer another gummy candy, these are healthy and delicious!

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

What you will need:

  • Fresh carrot, apple, orange juice (I use this juicer or use a high-speed blender with water)
  • Fresh lemon, apple, pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed gelatin (where to buy) (or this brand as it’s much milder)
  • 3 TB honey (for each juice mixture)
  • Pumpkin gummy molds (where to buy) You can also use these to make chocolates. We can talk more on that later.

How to:

To make the orange colored juice you will need: 5 carrots, 2 oranges (peeled), and 2 apples.

To make the yellow juice you will need: 2 lemons (peeled), 3 apples, and 1 cup pineapple.

Wash, dry, and trim veggies.

Run the fruits/veggie through the juicer for each desired juice.

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

Heat each juice in a saucepan over low heat. You don’t want it to boil, just warm.

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

Once the juice is warm turn off the burner and add 3 tablespoons raw honey and whisk.

Next, add the 1/4 cup gelatin and whisk.

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

Pour the juice and gelatin mixture into the mold.

NOTE: It’s really difficult to pick up the mold once the juice is resting. I find placing the mold on a rectangular cookie sheet before pouring the juice is a must.

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

Place the mold with the juice/gelatin mixture in the fridge for at least an hour.

After an hour peel back the mold and POP, homemade fruit gummy snacks.

Store these gummy snacks in an airtight container in the fridge.

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks
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Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks

Go ahead, mom, offer another gummy candy, these are healthy and delicious!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Gummy Snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 gummies
Calories 386 kcal
Author Kristin Marr

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups juice I made juice with: 5 carrots, 2 oranges (peeled), and 2 apples
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed gelatin
  • 3 TB honey

Instructions

  1. To make the orange colored juice you will need: 5 carrots, 2 oranges (peeled), and 2 apples.
  2. To make the yellow juice you will need: 2 lemons (peeled), 3 apples, and 1 cup pineapple.
  3. Wash, dry, and trim veggies.
  4. Run the fruits/veggie through the juicer for each desired juice.
  5. Heat each juice in a saucepan over low heat. You don't want it to boil, just warm.
  6. Once the juice is warm turn off the burner and add 3 tablespoons raw honey and whisk.
  7. Next, add the 1/4 cup gelatin and whisk.
  8. Pour the juice and gelatin mixture into the mold.
  9. NOTE: It's really difficult to pick up the mold once the juice is resting. I find placing the mold on a rectangular cookie sheet before pouring the juice is a must.
  10. Place the mold with the juice/gelatin mixture in the fridge for at least an hour.
  11. After an hour peel back the mold and POP, homemade fruit gummy snacks.
  12. Store these gummy snacks in an airtight container in the fridge.

Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks. Kids love these and they are so healthy! Get a full serving of fruit and veg in your kids!

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