This is something my kids and I love to do together. It’s a simple activity that they can help with at every step; from measuring the (very few) ingredients, to using their fine motor skills to drop the liquid into the molds. This is one of the rare times it’s quiet and calm in our house for any extended period of time! They love these because in a short period of time, they have a fun, new treat to snack on. I love it because they have good-for-you gelatin and organic fruit juice. These keep about a week in the refrigerator, but they won’t last that long!
In the mix:
- 1 c. fruit juice, or a combination of fruit juice and pureed fruit for fiber!
- 1 tbsp. honey (optional)
- 1/4 c. Great Lakes gelatin (or other grass-fed gelatin)
- Silicone molds (I have these) or you can also use a square glass pan and cut into squares once hardened.
Place silicone molds on baking sheets lined with waxed paper (just to make transporting easier and less messy).
Bring fruit juice (and honey, if using) to a slow simmer over medium high heat. Slowly wish in the gelatin to the simmering juice until it’s fully dissolved and remove from heat.
Use a dropper to drop fruit juice mixture into each mold (or pour the whole thing into a glass dish if you’re short on time!). Work quickly as the liquid starts to thicken as it cools and gets harder to drop into molds. When finished, put molds or dish in the fridge for 30 minutes. Pop out of molds or cut into squares and enjoy this healthful treat!