We are big fans of gelatin at our house and we use it in a lot of different ways. These homemade fruit snacks and homemade marshmallows are the kid-favorites in our house, and I can feel good about giving it to them since it is a source of protein and vitamins.
Just like the chewable vitamins recipe, different vitamins can be added to these to make them even more nutritious. The kombucha adds nutrients as well, making these fruit snacks even healthier.
There really are endless ways this recipe could be adapted, and I’ve included our favorite below. If you experiment with different flavors or combinations, please share them below!
These can be made by pouring in to an oiled container or silicone molds. The molds we have are: assorted geometric shapes, dinosaur molds, bugs and flowers and hearts (and Lego and toys but I can’t find those online anymore). The recipe fills about 4-5 of these molds, or a medium baking dish (oiled). If you use a baking dish, just cut the fruit snacks once they gel. If you use the molds, stick them in the refrigerator to firm up and in the freezer for 5 minutes before popping them out to make them come out easier.
Homemade Fruit Snacks Recipe
Yield 24 +
Healthy homemade fruit snacks packed with nutrients from gelatin, fruit, kombucha (optional), and juice.
- Combine fruit juice or kombucha and honey/maple syrup if using in a small saucepan.
- Heat over low heat until warm and starting to simmer, but not hot or boiling.
- Add pureed fruit, if using.
- Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice mixture while whisking or using an immersion blender. Continue doing this until all gelatin is incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Adding the gelatin too quickly will make it more difficult to get the mixture to incorporate. An immersion blender is not necessary but greatly speeds up the process.
- As soon as the gelatin is mixed in and the mixture is smooth, pour into molds or a lined/greased baking dish and place in the refrigerator or freezer until hardened.
It is important to have all ingredients ready before beginning as you'll need to work quickly once you start.
Make sure you are using gelatin, not collagen hydrolysate or peptides as they will not gel.
The nutrition info on this recipe was created using fruit juice, honey, and the pureed berries. The nutrient profile would be different if you were to use kombucha or omit the optional ingredients.
Serving Size 6 gummies
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.2 g
Sodium 13 mg
Total Carbohydrates 16.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 14.3 g
Protein 5.1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
What is your favorite healthy homemade snack? Ever made any like these? Share below!