With a little imagination, your kids might just think these are real gummy candies. They’re healthier than the sweet stuff—just pure fruit juice and unflavored gelatin (and no added sugar!).
4 Servings (makes 12 to 60 gummies, depending on the size of your ice cube trays or candy molds)
- 1 cup juice (we used carrot/orange and cranberry/raspberry)
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
Kids kitchen skills:
- stovetop cooking
- 2 cup measuring cup
- small cooking pot
- spoon or small whisk
- candy molds and/or shaped ice cube trays
- Measure 1 cup of juice. Pour 2/3 of the cup into the cooking pot. Leave 1/3 cup in the measuring cup and sprinkle it with the unflavored gelatin and let it sit.
- Meanwhile, a grown-up can help heat the juice until it starts to boil. Carefully pour the hot juice over the gelatin.
- Stir for about 5 minutes, or until the gelatin dissolves.
- Pour it into the candy molds and/or ice cube trays (work in the sink in case there are spills!).
- Refrigerate until the gummies set, about 5 hours. Run the molds under hot water and slip out the shapes. Eat right away or cover and store in the fridge for up to a week.