15 January, 2014


These gummy snacks are exactly what I was hoping they'd be. I love fruit snacks, but not the food dyes, citric acid, syrups, and sugars that come with them. So I have been determined to find a healthier version. 

There are enough gummy recipes out there that I really didn't need to try to recreate my own, and this recipe is just what I was looking for. Most of the recipes I'd seen had to remain refrigerated and therefore didn't travel well. These keep well at room temperature and travel beautifully because they're firm and don't stick together.

They have just a touch of sour, and the citrus oil adds a nice sweet finish. We'll make these again and again.

Sour Fruit Snacks adapted by Mommypotamus

3 tablespoons grassfed gelatin
1/3 cup lemon juice (lime would be great as well)
3 tablespoons local honey
3 drops food-grade lemon or orange essential (I use this)

Whisk lemon juice, honey, and gelatin in sauce pan over low heat until there are no lumps. Stir constantly.

Add essential oil and stir thoroughly.

Pour evenly into silicone molds (or a casserole pan, and cut into cubes or use cookie cutters once set).

Place in freezer for 5-10 minutes, or until cool and firm.  Once set, they will remain firm at room temperature. 

Store in airtight container in fridge for ~2 weeks.


  1. They look so delicious... we might just make these tomorrow!

  2. did you use silicon molds, or cut them?