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What is a new snack your toddler loves?

Homemade Fruit Snacks

Ingredients:

2/3 cup fresh lemon juice or fresh orange juice (if you don’t like sour go with orange!)
2/3 cup frozen or fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries are all great.)
1 – 2 Tbs honey
5 Tbs gelatin (from grass fed cows… like this)

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Directions:

1. Pour juice and berries into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until berries become tender and begin to soften.

2. Add honey and stir until completely incorporated. You will want the fruit to dissolve quite a bit until you have a compote.

3. Puree mixture using a immersion blender or small blender (my magic bullet works great for this!)

4. Let sit, off heat, for 5 – 10 minutes.

5. Whisk in gelatin, one tablespoon at a time. Whisk vigorously until completely incorporated, mixing the gelatin in very gradually to avoid lumps. (If you do get lumps, just run the mixture through your blender again or you can put it back on the heat to help dissolve the gelatin.)

6. Pour into a 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 glass dish. Refrigerate until set (30 minutes to an hour). Cut in small squares. (You could also use some cute molds like this and create awesome shapes. I’m not awesome like that… but you could be!)

Note: I like to keep these in my fridge (I love cold things!), but they do transport and keep nicely at room temperature.

Answer Question
 
Femommy

Asked by Femommy at 1:35 PM on May. 21, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (4)
  • Granddaughter has discover the wonderful nature of cuties.
    I am a fruit and veggies snacker myself.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:44 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • cuties are wonderful! i dont have much trouble getting my kids to eat healthy, but they recently discovered a love for raisins. when i say "does anyone want a raisin snack?" my DS flips out...he thinks they're candy haha
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 1:46 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Edamame. She likes squeezing them out of the shells.
    ABeaverhausen

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 4:11 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Cuties, baby carrots, yogurt, cheese cubes. Oh, and sometimes raisins, which she calls grommets, for some unknown reason.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 4:19 PM on May. 21, 2013

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