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.

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

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

 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.  


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

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