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Homemade Fruit Snacks

Homemade fruit snacks are so easy to make! It only takes about ten minutes to make the syrup, then you pour it into molds, let it set, and pop them out and they are ready to eat.

Homemade fruit snacks in a white bowl

I made my own fruit snacks/ gummy candies recently and they were so ridiculously easy to make. I’m so excited at how well they turned out and I already have about five billion variations I want to try after my initial successful stint.

It only takes about ten minutes to make the syrup, then you pour it into molds, let it set, and pop them out and they are ready to eat.
Homemade fruit snacks/gummy candy
For my initial try, I followed the recipe I found pretty closely. I only had two packs of unflavored gelatin remaining so I didn’t want to take any chances with experimenting. I used a combination of unflavored gelatin and Cherry flavored Jello mix. I’m not crazy about the artificial taste from the Jello mix so next time I’m going to substitute for fruit juice.

When I first bit in, my initial thought was that this was just Jello but with a harder texture. But once you start chewing, it tastes just like a gummy candy or fruit snack! I love that you can make these healthier by using real fruit juice.
Homemade fruit snacks on a cutting board
I bought these heart silicone molds on Amazon* especially to make these. They worked really really well. The silicone is very flexible and all the hearts popped out in one piece, even the little indent that is part of the heart pattern.
close-up photo of Homemade fruit snacks
As someone who eats and buys fruit snacks and gummy candies obsessively, I’m ridiculously happy to find out how easy it is to make my own and be able to have control over how much sugar and artificial ingredients go into my own homemade version. Now to buy some more cute silicon molds…

*Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

Homemade Fruit Snacks

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Homemade fruit snacks are so easy to make! It only takes about ten minutes to make the syrup, then you pour it into molds, let it set, and pop them out and they are ready to eat.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 oz) package Jello mix any flavor
  • 2 (.25 oz) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions

  • Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, add in jello mix and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour into molds and allow to set for about half an hour. Or put in fridge to set faster.

Notes

I bought these heart silicone molds on Amazon*
Recipe source: Six Sisters' Stuff and Mommy Savers
*Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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45 comments on “Homemade Fruit Snacks”

  1. Instead of the Jello mix, you can try making a puree of strawberries with water, add gelatin and honey and whisk and add these to the mould. Healthy and tasty and wont even take up much time in the kitchen.

  2. I am SO excited to have come upon your site and these “jellies”!! Only problem is, I don’t have a silicone mold. But I was wondering if these could be made on a cookie sheet pan, lined with parchment, and cut with a pizza cutter? Or do you have a better suggestion?

    Thanks so much!

    • You can definitely give that a try, but cutting might be a little extra work. I’ve heard of people do that successfully though

  3. I made these in little lego man shapes for my son’s birthday. So much fun!!

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