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Strawberry Kiwi Gummies Recipe
April 28, 2016 | Home >Healthy Kids > Best Recipes >Strawberry Kiwi Gummies Recipe

Strawberry Kiwi Gummies Recipe

Bursting with flavor and real fruit these strawberry kiwi gummies are sure to be an instant hit with both you and your kids.
Homemade super flavorful Strawberry Kiwi Gummies. No high fructose corn syrup or other weird ingredients in these! www.superhealthykids.com

Fruit snacks are a common staple for many kids these days. They are easy, sweet and chewy. Kids love them.

But have you ever actually looked at the ingredients? Many contain artificial flavors and colors. Even if you get natural or organic fruit snacks they contain things like caranuba wax and “natural” flavor.

Natural flavor is actually not that different from artificial flavor and can have the same impact on your child’s health and behavior. Not to mention it’s important to avoid it if your child has allergies since it can contain anywhere from 50 to 100 unknown to you ingredients. So it could contain a hidden allergen.

Homemade super flavorful Strawberry Kiwi Gummies. No high fructose corn syrup or other weird ingredients in these! www.superhealthykids.com

What’s the solution? Make your own!

Homemade gummies are so easy to make. The flavor combinations are endless. And you can make all sorts of fun shapes with candy molds.

These strawberry kiwi gummies are both fun and fruity. The juice of real strawberries and kiwis is combined with grass-fed gelatin for a protein-packed, nourishing snack.

Homemade super flavorful Strawberry Kiwi Gummies. No high fructose corn syrup or other weird ingredients in these! www.superhealthykids.com

The flesh of strawberries and kiwis does not gel very well (trust me…it took three attempts to get gummies that would come out of the molds!). But if you squeeze the juice out you’ll create amazing gummies. Plus you don’t have to worry about seeds.

Strawberry kiwi gummies aren’t just for spring and summer. You can enjoy them all year long since frozen strawberries actually work best. This is a great recipe to use up any remaining strawberries from last year’s freezer stash before you go strawberry picking again.

Homemade super flavorful Strawberry Kiwi Gummies. No high fructose corn syrup or other weird ingredients in these! www.superhealthykids.com

It only takes about ten minutes of hands on time to make strawberry kiwi gummies. And your kids can help with most of the work. They’ll have so much fun squeezing the juice out!

No need to waste the leftover fruit pulp. It is already sweetened and can be mixed into plain yogurt or oatmeal for a delicious breakfast. Use it as a topping for pancakes, waffles or even ice cream! Use it as is or puree it to make a sauce.

I like to keep a batch of gummies on hand in the refrigerator for easy snacks and fun additions to school lunches.

Are you looking for a new fruity treat for your kids? Try strawberry kiwi gummies. Everyone will love them.

Homemade super flavorful Strawberry Kiwi Gummies. No high fructose corn syrup or other weird ingredients in these! www.superhealthykids.com

Mary is a Christian, a wife and a mother of three young children. She has a passion for real food and will help you navigate the world of food allergies and feeding challenges such as picky eating, oral SPD and tongue ties. She blogs about meal planning, feeding tips and healthy food at Just Take A Bite.

Strawberry Kiwi Gummies Recipe

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 2 h
Cook Time: 5 m
  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 179 9%
  • Fat: 0 g 0%
  • Carb: 34 g 11%
  • Fiber: 3 g 12%
  • Protein: 12 g 24%
  • Sugar: 32 g

Ingredients

  • 2 cup – strawberries, frozen, unsweetened
  • 2 medium – kiwi
  • 6 tablespoon – sugar
  • 2 package (1 oz) – gelatin, dry powder, unsweetened

Directions

  1. Peel and slice the kiwis, placing them in a bowl with the strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar. Allow the strawberries to thaw (about 30 minutes).
  2. Mash the fruit with a fork then strain through cheesecloth, reserving the juice; it should yield about 1 cup juice.
  3. Add the juice and remaining sugar to a small saucepan, and slowly whisk in the gelatin (2 boxes or 8 envelopes worth, a total of 2 ounces).
  4. Heat the mixture over medium-low for 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently until the gelatin and sugar dissolve.
  5. Pour the mixture into candy molds or an 8" square baking pan.
  6. Chill until completely gelled (about 1 hour).
  7. Remove gummies from molds or cut into shapes and remove from pan.
  8. Store any extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
The leftover fruit pulp can be mixed into yogurt or oatmeal or used as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or ice cream; puree first if desired. 

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 179 9%
  • Fat: 0 g 0%
  • Carb: 34 g 11%
  • Fiber: 3 g 12%
  • Protein: 12 g 24%
  • Sugar: 32 g
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Comments(5)

Kiwi fruits as well as pineapple, mango and papaya contain certain enzymes which dissolve protein – gelatin is an animal protein. This is why a combination of gelatin and these kind of fruits doesn’t gel well. There is no such a problem if you use agar instead. Chemically it is a carbohydrate, not protein. Intriguing why strawberries were causing similar problem. They should work well together with gelatin.

Ashley Schwab says:

Following the recipe, about how many gummies can you make?

Mary Voogt says:

It just depends on your molds, Ashley. It will fill an 8″ square pan. So figure 20 -30.

Margey says:

Hello,
These look really good but I want to confirm 2 things.
1: how many ounces do I need to make these gummies?
2: I heard that kiwi doesn’t do well at solidifying, so will these work? I use the Vital Proteins (beef) brand. I don’t want to waste ingredients! Thanks.

Margey says:

Hi,
So before I make these I want to confirm 2 things.
1: How many ounces of gelatin do I need for this recipe?
2: I heard that kiwi sometimes doesn’t solidify so will this recipe work? I don’t want to waste ingredients! Thanks!

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