7 May 2013

Homemade Fruit Jelly Treats

Homemade Fruit Jelly Treats - healthy toddler treats

I got this idea from Pinterest and we love it. It's such a great alternative to gummy bears.

I can imagine that these little delicious cubes would also be lovely in fresh iced tea with mint or even with a glass of bubbly for the grownups. Or... maybe even with cheese on a skewer?

Portions: 2 adults + 2 children
Cooking time: 15 minutes preparation + min 4 hours to set

What's in it: Lots of vitamin C without any of the nasty preservatives or food colourings.

  • 200g frozen berry mix
  • 200ml pure apple juice
  • 8 sheets of gelatine
  1. Soak gelatine leaves in cold water
  2. In a sauce pan, bring apple juice and berries to the boil.
  3. Puree the berries using a hand blender and pour through a fine sieve to get rid of the bits
  4. Heat the liquid up again, then take it off the heat. Squeeze out gelatine leaves in your hand and add to the hot liquid. Gently stir until gelatine has dissolved trying to avoid bubbles
  5. Pour mixture into a large food container and allow to cool down. Keep in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours or overnight
  6. To cut the cubes, cover a chopping board with cling film. Pouring some hot water over the back of the food container will help to get the jelly out. Flip jelly onto the chopping board and cut using a large knife

Jelly should be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container and consumed within a few days. 
Suitable for freezing. 


About this blog
This blog is about family cooking. It's important to get together for family meals. Here I'm posting healthy family recipes that kids and adults will love and make cooking for the family more fun. All my family recipes are well balanced and healthy family recipes but they can be tweaked for fussy eaters or spiced up for a more sophisticated adult palate. In addition to the healthy family recipes, I'm publishing some of my knitting and crochet patterns for toddler toys and accessories.