Bursting with flavor and real fruit these strawberry kiwi gummies are sure to be an instant hit with both you and your kids.
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.
What’s the solution? Make your own!
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 2 cup strawberries, frozen, unsweetened
- 2 medium kiwi
- 6 tablespoon sugar
- 2 package (1 oz) gelatin, dry powder, unsweetened
- 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).
- Mash the fruit with a fork then strain through cheesecloth, reserving the juice; it should yield about 1 cup juice.
- 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).
- Heat the mixture over medium-low for 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently until the gelatin and sugar dissolve.
- Pour the mixture into candy molds or an 8″ square baking pan.
- Chill until completely gelled (about 1 hour).
- Remove gummies from molds or cut into shapes and remove from pan.
- Store any extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.