Strawberry Fruit Snacks

Are you ready for the final installment of strawberries? I think my family is about tired of them. They have consumed 1 and a half jars of jam already. I think I better start rationing it out or it will not last the year.

With my strawberries I also decided to made some fruit snacks. I was surfing the web looking for ideas to use the strawberries and stumbled upon this recipe.

I had lots of strawberries and gelatin (not the kind from grass feed cows like they recommended but the Knox brand in packets). However, I did not have all the ingredients so I modified the recipe to match what I had in my pantry.

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Snacks

STRAWBERRY FRUIT SNACKS
2/3 cups smashed strawberries
1/4 cup orange juice
3 Tablespoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoon honey
1/4 cup water
4 packets of unflavored gelatin

Combine strawberries and liquids in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Once the strawberries begin to break down add the honey and stir until dissolved. Using an immersion blender break the strawberries up until it is all liquid.  Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.  Gradually stir in gelatin, being careful to dissolve each packet as you go.  Use the immersion blender again to ensure all lumps have been removed.  Pour into an 8×8 glass casserole and let set in fridge for one hour.  Use a knife to loosen the edge and gently remove from dish. Cut into small squares.

NOTES:  My family did not like these. While the flavor was okay, the consistency was off. They are a bit too firm. Also, the use of the immersion blender added air to the mixture so all of the pieces have a film on top (this is the lighter part on each piece in the picture). My kids are eating them but asked me not to make them again (and I don’t buy the other fruit snacks except on rare occasions).

Updated on 7/15/2013: here is a printable recipe card Strawberry Fruit Snacks

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