Introduction: MYO Gelatin Fruit Snacks

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Do your kids and grandkids like fruit snacks?  Have you ever been caught without any on hand?  I don’t want to think about it.  Here is a simple yet delicious recipe to make your own (MYO) gelatin fruit snacks using just 3 ingredients. I found this recipe here:, but I made it in the microwave instead of on the stove top.  Here we go!

Step 1:

Ingredients and Supplies:
1 (3 oz.) package gelatin, any flavor
2 (.25 oz.) envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/3 c. water
1 quart bowl
Rubber scraper
Ice cube tray (I got this one at IKEA for $.99)
Microwave oven

Step 2:

Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the water in a 1 quart bowl.

Step 3:

Add the flavored gleltin.

Step 4:

Place the bowl in the microwave, and run on high for 30 seconds.

Step 5:

Remove from microwave and stir (be careful it’s HOT!). 

Step 6:

Reheat at 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds, until the gelatin is completely dissolved.  My micowave only took 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Step 7:

Pour into the ice cube tray and let set for 1 hour, or 20 minutes in the fridge.

Step 8:

Pop the set gelatin fruit snacks out of the tray.  Use a knife or a pizza cutter to cut them into smaller, bite size pieces.

They look good.  They taste good.  They have the right texture.  Okay now to wait for the real test: 

Step 9:

 And well liked by Grandkids.  Enjoy!
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