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Homemade Fruit Snacks

Unfortunately, I don’t have an Easter post for you guys. My Easter was pretty uneventful actually. It’s just not the same when you’re not with your parents (or in-laws…they are now under the category of “parents”). I thought about doing an Easter basket or making something fun like cinnamon buns, but then I’d just end up eating all of it :). It sounds like an exaggeration, but it is so not I promise! So, I bought us a couple Cadberry Cream Eggs and that’s how we celebrated…delicious.

I didn’t make anything fancy this weekend, but I did try making homemade fruit snacks for the first time. They were surprisingly easy!

Homemade Gummy Fruit Snacks

  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup fruit juice-I used apple juice
  • 2 envelopes of gelatin

I’ve never used gelatin before, but it can be found in the baking aisle (in case you were wondering).

This was super easy! First, I mixed the berries and water in a saucepan and heated until it started to boil. I let it boil for about 5 minutes or until the fruit was soft.

After the fruit was soft, I blended it up in a blender then transferred it back to the saucepan. I mixed the applesauce in with it then brought it back to a boil. Once it started to boil, I took it off the heat and covered it.

I let the applesauce/fruit mixture sit for a couple minutes. Meanwhile, I poured the apple juice in a bowl and sprinkled the gelatin over it. I let it sit like that for a couple of minutes, then added the fruit/applesauce mixture.

Once it was mixed up, I poured it into a 9×13 pan and refrigerated it for a couple of hours. If you have a smaller pan, that would work too, I just happened to not have one.

After a couple hours it was perfect! I cut it into slices and rolled it up like a fruit roll-up.

Turned out great!! It was way easier than I thought too which is always nice.

We have a dehydrator so I think next time, I might attempt fruit leather in the dehydrator. Baby steps..

 

In other news, the Boston Marathon is 1 week from today!!! I can’t believe it!! I’m getting super nervous for it and not just because I’m pregnant. Yesterday I went on an 8 mile run that was cut short because of knee pain. This is NOT a good time knee!! This week I’m supposed to run 3 miles, then 2 two times. I’m honestly not sure I’ll run any. I just need my knee to stick with me a little longer then hurt all you want!! I’know that’s stupid, but I would be so frustrated if I couldn’t run because of my knee.

Anyway, I’ll keep icing this week and foam rolling my legs like crazy. Hopefully it will help. Cross your fingers for me!

 

If you celebrate, how was your Easter or Passover?

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