You may have read my recipe for Jello Gummy Snacks and wondered about ways to make that yummy snack just a touch healthier for your kids. In my family, I have one child who is sensitive to red food dye, so right away using Jello can sometimes be a problem. These Juicy Gummies are a wonderful alternative to that snack and have just a few very simple ingredients. If you are looking for a gummy type snack without all the added “Yuck!” give these a try.
I will warn you that Juicy Gummies are not as sweet as my Jello Gummies, nor do they take on the bright colors that food coloring gives. But, you can adjust the amount of sweetness by adding more or less honey according to your children’s preferences. It’s easy to play with the recipe with different kinds of juices, and the result is a nice fruity sweetness without too much of a sugar buzz. When I make these, they are always a hit. You can also experiment with using fruit purees (and I will share a recipe for one of those gummy snacks soon!) to give an opaque gummy with a lot more body and nutritional value.
This recipe will impress your kids, and you can do a lot of things to make it even more fun. Choosing your molds is a great part of the fun and allows you to make just the right snacks for different kids! My boys love the Star Wars, Gummy Bear, and Lego molds I have used above, but you can find all kinds of different varieties online!
This is also a super project for kids to make with you! Have fun in the kitchen!
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