Homemade Gummy Treats with Real Fruit

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Homemade gummy treats are definitely one of my biggest real food wins in the kid-friendly category. We’ve tried a variety of recipes, and while each of them worked pretty well and my kids have eaten them happily, this recipe is by far my favorite.

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Guess what: it uses only real fruit–no juice!  We never buy juice, so I’m delighted to have an easy gummy treat recipe that uses only fruit.

And while you can use fresh berries, I almost always use frozen. Fresh berries are usually a hot commodity at my house, while frozen berries are super easy to keep on hand.

I am forever indebted to Katie over at Kitchen Stewardship for the original recipe. And by the way, Katie says you can use other fruits, but I haven’t tried that yet.

One more thing–these are a perfect finger food for babies!  And they’re easily transportable.  I love keeping Homemade Gummy Treats on hand as a quick and easy snack for Baby Bro.

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Homemade Gummy Treats with Real Fruit

  • Author: Kathleen | Roots & Boots

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Easy, yummy and packed with nutrition. Perfect for snacks, lunch boxes and toddlers! I always double the recipe.


Ingredients

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  • 3 cups frozen blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons gelatin powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw local honey (or to taste) OR liquid stevia, to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop the blueberries in a high powered blender, or puree, if you like.
  2. Place about 2 cups of the chopped berries in a small saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat.
  3. Place the remaining chopped berries in a medium to large glass bowl. A large glass Pyrex measuring cup works well for this–one with a handle and spout.
  4. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold berries in the bowl.
  5. When the berries in the saucepan begin to bubble, turn off the heat and stir in the honey until it’s well incorporated.
  6. Add the hot berries to the cold berries in the bowl, and mix well.
  7. Pour or spoon into silicone molds or a flat, glass baking dish (8×8 works well for a single recipe).
  8. Chill in the refrigerator until set. (In my experience, it doesn’t take long at all.)
  9. If using a glass baking dish, cut into cubes. For silicone molds, simply pop out the gummies.
  10. Store gummy treats in the refrigerator.

 

 

How easy is that!?  I hope your family loves these easy, healthy, Homemade Gummy Treats.

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Let's get real! I’m Kathleen Henderson, your Natural Living Mentor. I’m on a mission to help families see the joy in real food, while finding natural remedies and creating a nontoxic home. Learn more about my story >>

9 Comments

  1. Teresa on 05/10/2016 at 3:10 am

    can’t wait to try these!!

  2. Rebecca on 07/11/2016 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. Do you know if these were to be stored in the freezer if they would have the same consistency when thawed?

    • Kathleen on 07/12/2016 at 12:40 am

      I’m not sure, Rebecca…I’ve never frozen them. If you try it, I’d love to know how they turned out!

    • Kathleen on 07/12/2016 at 12:40 am

      Enjoy! 🙂

  3. wen budro on 05/25/2017 at 2:07 am

    My kids love their gummy bears. If I can make my own using real fruit juice and healthy ingredients- then I feel better about letting them eat them.

    • Kathleen on 05/25/2017 at 3:05 am

      Me too, Wen!

  4. elka on 05/30/2017 at 2:41 pm

    I made these over the weekend! I used strawberries but will try mixed berry and some lemon juice next time. Thanks!

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