Monday, January 28, 2013

Homemade Berry Fruit Snacks

Lately I've been on a cooking/nesting kick which is good for little Levi, because it means I've been trying new recipes for him, too!  I ran into this recipe for homemade fruit snacks on pinterest a while back, and it was nagging at me to be tried all the while.


It took me no time all to make them, and I actually had everything to make them on hand when I got the urge to do it.


Ingredients:
2/3 cup fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice
2/3 cup frozen or fresh organic or locally grown berries (I used frozen raspberries, blueberries, strawberries.)
1 – 2 Tbs honey
5 Tbs grass fed sourced gelatin

Directions:
1. Pour juice and berries into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until berries become tender and begin to soften.
2. Add honey and stir until completely incorporated.
3. Puree mixture using a immersion blender or small blender (The magic bullet worked great.)
4. Let sit, off heat, for 5 – 10 minutes.
5. Slowly whisk in gelatin, one tablespoon at a time. Whisk vigorously until completely incorporated, mixing the gelatin in very gradually to avoid lumps. (If you do get lumps, just run the mixture through your blender again.)
6. Pour into a 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 glass or metal dish. Refrigerate until set (30 minutes to an hour). Cut in small squares, or you can use cute cookie cutters.  I went with hearts for Valentine's Day.

I used the recipe I found here on thankyourbody.com.


 heating the berries with the honey and lemon juice


I used a metal cake pan.

 The mixture just came right out of the pan after I cut the edges.  I was afraid it would stick.

 cutting out hearts and flowers

 Here are all the scraps I cut up after using the cookie cutters. 



These taste really good, and Levi loves them.  It's hard for me to resist eating them all!  I think it would be fun to try some different flavors like pineapple or pomegranate.  
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2 comments:

  1. Awesome. I'm going to try this! Do you need to refrigerate to store?

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  2. These look delicious! I just pinned your recipe to my pinterest! Searching ideas and getting inspired! Thanks!

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