Ah, gummy snacks! Crack for your kids, right? My kids love them too. Most of the time they’re filled with unsavory chemicals and tons of sugar. What’s more…they’re expensive! Let’s explore another way, a healthier version shall we say, to make those fruit gummy snacks.
These gummy snacks are made with real, whole fruit dark cherries. I’ve even left the fiber for added digestive benefit. The gumminess (is that a word?) comes from grass-fed gelatin for healthy skin and strong joints. Plus, there’s raw, local honey to add sweetness and possibly some allergy relief.
I used a Vitamix blender so that my cherry puree would be very liquified; but really, any blender should work. Additionally, try incorporating the grass-fed gelatin with the blender. Be patient by sprinkling just a bit of gelatin at a time. Go slowly!
Oh, one more thing. Because this is a whole fruit puree, it will be thick and harder to pour into molds. Don’t get discouraged, because overflowing them a bit then smoothing it with a spatula works just fine. When removed from the molds, the excess falls right off.
My favorite place to find silicon molds is Amazon.com. Some of my favorites are Chocolate Silicone Molds, Excellent Global Silicone Chocolate and Lovers Chocolate Silicone. You don’t HAVE to use silicon molds though. A glass baking dish smeared with a dab of coconut oil will do the trick.
Have fun with this recipe! Let me know what you think in the comments below.
- 3 cups frozen organic dark sweet cherries
- Juice of one lime
- ½ cup raw honey
- ½ cup unflavored gelatin
- Thaw the cherries and puree in blender until liquified.
- Place cherry puree, lime juice and honey in saucepan and heat over medium high heat.
- Once the liquid is hot but not boiling, transfer back to blender.
- Turn the blender to high speed and gradually sprinkle the gelatin through the lid's removable plug. Go slowly to avoid clumping.
- Once all the gelatin is incorporated, pour the mixture into silicon molds or a glass baking dish. Note: if using a glass baking dish, grease the dish with coconut oil first.
- Place the molds into the refrigerator for at least two hours.