Making My Own- Fruit Snacks | Occasionally Crafty: Making My Own- Fruit Snacks

February 25, 2013

Making My Own- Fruit Snacks

I really hope you've been enjoying (and trying) the recipes from the Making My Own series, because I've loved doing it. I keep finding more and more things to share with you! Today is one I found over at the Six Sisters blog, which if you've never visited, you must.
One thing my kids go through like water is fruit snacks. I feel like they have no nutritional value, cost a lot of money, and still leave them hungry. Unfortunately for my wallet, of all the things I've weaned them off of, fruit snacks has never lasted long. So when I found this recipe for making your own fruit snacks using Jell-O, over at the Six Sisters blog, I had to give it a try.
So here are the ingredients + water. Follow the link above for specific directions.


I poured the finished liquid into these silicone ice cube trays I found in the dollar section at Target.

One packet of jello filled up 19 of these shapes, but here's a scale picture to show you  just how large these were.

The verdict? The kids liked them, and I thought they were pretty good. I like how you could pick any flavor and turn it into a snack. It was also very easy and they set up really quickly. They are a little sticky so I just dusted them with a little corn starch and stuck them in a plastic bag for storage.


However... I'm not sure how cost effective they are. Knox is a bit spendy. You can find Jell-o on sale or buy a generic brand, but I still think I can buy the ready made brand for less. And since these aren't really any healthier than those, I'm not sure I'll make them again. Maybe if I can find a mold that make smaller portions too. You can also buy sugar-free jell-o and make it the exact same way.
I'm still so glad I tried this, and I'll be keeping my eye out for another recipe that keeps the cost down!
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1 comment:

  1. Just pinned this to make for my littles who LOVE fruit snacks. Great tute! (:

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