My 3 year old LOVES gummy snacks. I've been getting the Cliff Rope Twist from Sam's at a decent price but I wanted to see if I could create something that was similiar, but homemade. I love having ingredients on hand so that when we run out of something, I can just whip it up. In comes my new love with Great Lakes Gelatin.
A friend of mine told me about this gelatin that is made from grassfed beef. I was immediately fascinated and wanted to give it a try. I've been trying to create a fruit gummy recipe for a few weeks now but I wanted to avoid commercial gelatin because of the ingredients and dyes that are in it. Great Lakes Gelatin is a wonderful source of protein too, so how cool that I could give my daughter her gummy snacks, and also sneak some protein in!
Here's the recipe that I came up with. It is very versatile.
Homemade Paleo Fruit Gummies
2/3 cup of fresh berries (I used strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
1/2 cup of water
1/3 cup of Great Lakes Gelatin or another unflavored gelatin
6-10 drops of Stevia or a few TB of honey
Throw the fresh berries in a blender and add a few splashes of coconut water to boost the nutrition even more ( you can use regular water). Puree it till it is the consistancy of runny yogurt.
Next, pour the berry mixture into a small saucepan, put the heat on medium, and slowly added the gelatin. Stir the mixture till all the gelatin is disolved.
Pour the mixture into cute molds, ice cube trays, or just a small 8×8 Pyrex pan. Pop it in the fridge until it sets. It took about 30 minutes for mine to set completely. Since I used a 8×8 Pyrax dish, I then used little cookie cutters and cut out shapes.
Tada! You have a ridiculously healthy fruit snack…especially if you used the Great Lakes gelatin and coconut water! Even if you didn't it's still far surpasses the fruit gummies you buy in stores!