I've seen a lot of recipes floating around online for homemade fruit snacks. They've peeked my interest and I've been curious if they were any good and if they were worth my time making. It wasn't until I spied these sour gummy stars at The Mommypotamus that I was finally compelled to make them--like right away. They just looked so good to eat, and fun.
Not only are they yummy, healthy, and my kids love (seriously love) them, but they take only minutes to make.
These little treats have become a regular snack at our house. My kiddos are always willing to help whip up a batch and they are satisfied that they take only about 20 minutes from start to finish (including chill time).
The first several times I made them lemon flavored, but then decided to try orange. My two older kids love the sweetness of the orange ones, but my one year old and I prefer the tart lemon.
Sweet or Sour Gummy Hearts
2/3 cup fresh squeezed citrus juice (orange juice for sweet gummies or lemon for sour gummies)
6 tablespoons honey
4-5 tablespoons gelatin (preferably grass fed)
3-4 drops food grade orange or lemon oil
1. Combine juice, honey and gelatin in a pan over low heat. Stir until well combined and all gelatin lumps are dissolved.
2. Add orange or lemon oil.
3. Pour mixture into molds and place in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
4. Once firm remove gummies from molds and store in an air tight container. They will stay firm at room temperature once chilled and can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.
I hope you give these little gems a try and enjoy them as much as we have.