My kids have always liked those cute little character shaped fruit snacks you can buy in the grocery, and frequently I would purchase them, mostly because they were either dinosaur shaped or a beloved cartoon movie character.

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful HomemakingHowever, they can be made so easily at home with only three ingredients!

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful HomemakingHere is what you need:
3 ounce package of fruit flavored jello (regular not sugar free)
One 1/4 ounce package of unflavored gelatine
1/3 cup fruit juice or water

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful HomemakingGrease your molds, or a small loaf pan (7 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ x 2″ ) to cut into squares. You can use oil and a paper towel, or cooking spray.

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful HomemakingPut all three ingredients in a sauce pan on low heat, and bring to a low boil for 10 minutes, stirring so that it won’t stick.

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful HomemakingThen fill up your molds OR your small loaf pan (my pictures show two batches). One batch will make around 12-14 one inch square servings.

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful HomemakingPut in the refrigerator to cool for AT LEAST one hour or longer, till they’re completely set, and then either cut into squares or release them from the molds, and serve.

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful Homemaking
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Homemade Gummies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 -14
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 3 ounce package of fruit flavored jello (regular not sugar free)
  • One 1/4 ounce package of unflavored gelatine
  • 1/3 cup fruit juice or water

Instructions

  • Grease your molds, or a small loaf pan (7 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ x 2″ ) to cut into squares. You can use oil and a paper towel or cooking spray.
  • Put all three ingredients in a sauce pan on low heat and bring to a low boil for 10 minutes, stirring so that it won’t stick.
  • Then fill up your molds OR your small loaf pan (my pictures show two batches). One batch will make around 12-14 one inch square servings.
  • Put in the refrigerator to cool for AT LEAST one hour or longer, till they’re completely set, and then either cut into squares or release them from the molds, and serve.

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful HomemakingThese lasted no time at all at my house, and even us grownups enjoyed them!

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful HomemakingFind some cute molds that your kids will love, and try them for yourself!  🙂

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful HomemakingBecause these tend to be small (and a possible choking hazard), don’t serve to young children.
I also used these adorable lego molds with chocolate for Valentine’s Day.  🙂

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful Homemaking

Making an adorable Hot Chocolate Snowman Topper is another fun activity!

homemade gummies, Homemade Gummies, Joyful Homemaking

Or how about some creative and edible Frosting Based Playdough!

For lots more fun ideas for you and your kids, check out all my Kid’s category posts!

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