A fun snack to make for st patricks day! These Shamrock Fruit Juice Gummies are an easy healthy treat to make for the kids!
St Patricks Day is one of those holidays that tends to be over looked, but when it comes to fun snacks for the kids any excuse will do. We love to make fun snacks as a family. An added bonus is these Shamrock Fruit Gummies are made with all natural, healthy ingredients! You can even take the methods used to make these and switch up the flavors and the shapes for other All Natural Fruit Gummies too!
What Kind of Mold to Use
I found this shamrock mold at Michaels Craft Store, but you can find many kids of silcone food molds on Amazon. Don't feel stuck with shamrocks, you can make these any shape you choose.
How to Make Fruit Juice Gummies
This is one of those things that I will personally admit to never trying because I thought they would be difficult. Turns out I was so wrong! Making your own fruit juice gummies couldn't be easier.
Heat your juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Once warm, stir in gelatin and honey for sweetness. Keep stirring as your mixture gets thicker and then thins to an even consistency.
Then finally, spoon into your mold and refrigerate for 2 hours to set. Just pop your gummies right out of the silicone mold and enjoy. It is that easy.
Use other Shapes/Juices
Get creative with the base of this recipe. You can find all different kinds of silicone molds at your local craft store or even on amazon. You can pick different juice blends to try as well. My kids love the V8 Fruit/Veggie juice blends. There is something about making candies with more nutritious ingredients that makes me feel better.
You can try to make gummies with this Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup and create your own elderberry gummies too!
Storing Fruit Juice Gummies
Since these are made naturally at home with no preservatives you will want to enjoy these right away, or store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy. We usually don't have many left. The kids love these things!
Shamrock Fruit Juice Gummies
- 1 cup all natural fruit juice used: Naked Green Machine
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoons beef gelatin powder
- In a medium saucepan, heat 1 cup juice over medium heat.
- Stir in honey and gelatin. Continue to stir as the mixture thickens and then thins to an even consistency.
- Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon into each silicone well. Refrigerate 2 hours before removing from silicone mold and serving.