Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DIY Fruit Snacks

This is a GREAT preschooler activity and results in a decently healthy snack too!


  • 1 (3 oz) box of any flavor of Jello (Kye and I did orange bc I happened to already have a box of it in the pantry!)
  • 2 (0.25) envelopes of unflavored gelatin (this was a tad tricky to was on the VERY top shelf of the Jello aisle!)
  • 1/3 cup juice (I used V8 Fushion for added nutrition) or water
  • Ice Cube Tray (I've had these since I lived in a house with no ice maker in college)


  1. Put juice or water in a small saucepan and pour in all the gelatin packets (pouring in all the ingredients makes a great task for a small child)
  2. Have burner on medium and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved (I did let Kye do the stirring!)
  3. Pour into ice cube tray and let sit for at least 20 minutes


  • This entire recipe cost hardly anything, was simple to do, took like 5 minutes to make and ended up being a yummy treat! I did not try one but Kye LOVED them as did his little sister :) We stored them in a ziploc baggie and they lasted a couple days, after that they got REALLY hard so this is something you want to make and eat pretty quickly. We will for sure be doing this again in the future!

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