Homemade Fruit Snacks

Are you looking for healthy snacks to make for your family? Try these gut-healing homemade fruit snacks! They’re delicious and are full of  nutrients and healthy superfoods!

20 Homemade Fruit Snacks Recipes + Free E-Book!

Like most kids, my children love fruit snacks!

I usually make a batch of homemade fruit snacks once or twice a month so I have healthy snacks on hand. What I like most about making homemade fruit snacks is my kids really enjoy making them with me and it’s a great way to get gelatin into their diet.

You may think it’s weird that I consider gelatin a “healthy” food. It is an animal by-product, made from the bones, skin and cartilage of animals. Sounds kind of gross, I get it! But before you disregard gelatin you should consider how it may be the superfood you need in your diet!

5 Gelatin Health Benefits

  1. Want beautiful skin, hair and nails? Eat collagen rich foods like gelatin! As you age your body produces less collagen. Collagen is what helps keep your skin tight and smooth, your hair healthy and your nails strong. Gelatin is rich in the amino acid proline, which is used to tighten and firm the skin. Collagen is often used in topical creams designed to reduce wrinkles, cellulite and to tone the skin. You can receive these benefits by consuming gelatin in soups, stews, smoothies, drinks and homemade fruit snacks!
  2. Gelatin helps to heal the gut. Bone broth and gelatin rich foods play a huge roll in several gut healing protocols like the GAPS diet and SCD diet. That’s because gelatin helps to fill holes and damaged areas of the stomach lining and reduces inflammation. Gelatin also increases the amount of gastric acid in the gut, which is needed to breakdown and digest protein.
  3. Healthy bones need collagen! When you think of healthy bones you may think of calcium instead of collagen, but what you may not know is that you need both calcium and collagen for strong-healthy bones. Gelatin from bone broth or Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin is the best way to get collagen into your body.
  4. Gelatin is great for your joints. It’s common knowledge that collagen is needed for healthy joints (the connective tissues in our joints are made up of collagen). According to this study athletes who took a collagen supplement experienced less pain in their joints and saw an increase in performance!
  5. Gelatin is a good source of protein. There’s a whopping 6-7 grams of protein in every tablespoon of gelatin. Gelatin peptides are water-soluble (means they don’t gel up) and can easily be added to smoothies or protein shakes. A diet rich in high quality protein helps to support a healthy metabolism and keeps you feeling fuller and satisfied longer than low quality meals.

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What Kind Of Gelatin To Use

There are several different brands of gelatin out there. I believe It’s important to use gelatin made from healthy animals. I personally use Vital Proteins gelatin because their gelatin is sourced from animals that are sustainably raised, grass-fed and pastured raised. It also helps that their gelatin is virtually tasteless! If you tried adding gelatin into your diet in the past and couldn’t get past the odd taste, you don’t have to worry about that with Vital Proteins. I’ve added their Gelatin Peptides (cold water-soluble gelatin) into my coffee, juice and smoothies without noticing a hint of gelatin flavor. Vital Proteins gelatin containers are also BPA free and come with a convenient scoop (approximately 1 tablespoon).

Vital Proteins Make Two Different Type Of Gelatin:

  1. Beef Gelatin – Used to make gummies, fruit snacks, jello, panna cotta and custards. This gelatin will thicken when added to liquid.
  2. Collagen Peptides – Cold water-soluble gelatin that can be added to beverages (cold or hot) smoothies and soups. This gelatin does NOT gel up. I add gelatin peptides in my coffee, smoothies and juice.

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20 Homemade Fruit Snacks Recipes

Now that you know why gelatin is soooo good for you it’s time to add it to your diet. Below you’ll find 20 homemade fruit snacks recipes made with a variety of fruits, juices and natural sweeteners. All the recipes were kitchen tested by me and my babies! My kids had a blast making these yummy gummies with me. This is definitely a fun and easy snack to help teach kids how to cook real food.

All 20 recipes are listed below with directions. For your convenience I created a printable PDF e-book with all 20 fruit snack recipes. You can download it for free here.

Ingredients & Equipment

Gelatin: Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin

Flavors: Fresh fruit, fresh fruit juice, organic fruit juice (not from concentrate), kombucha, natural calm, tea, coconut water, coconut milk, acerola powder(vitamin c), goji/pomegranate powder or dried fruit.

Note: Some raw fruits like kiwi, mango, pineapple and papaya contain enzymes that break down gelatin and should not be used in these recipes. Pasteurized juices do not contain enzymes and can be used.

Natural Sweeteners: Raw honey, maple syrup, stevia, coconut sugar or organic cane juice.

Molds or Pans: You can use fun heart, dinosaur or star molds or a small bread pan to make your fruit snacks in.

1. Coconut & Vanilla Bean Gummies

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup of coconut milk with raw honey and vanilla.
  2. Add the gelatin to the coconut milk and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat. You want the coconut milk to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot coconut milk over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch Pyrex pan.
  7. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  8. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Coconut and Vanilla Bean Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup raw honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix ½ cup of coconut milk with raw honey and vanilla.
  2. Add the gelatin to the coconut milk and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining ½ cup of coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat. You want the coconut milk to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot coconut milk over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch Pyrex pan.
  7. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  8. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Coconut & Vanilla Bean Gummies

2. Sleepy Time Fruit Snacks

According to this study tart cherry juice enhances restfulness and promotes better sleep. Mixed with chamomile tea, gelatin and honey (all 3 help with relaxation and better sleep) these gummies are a great bedtime snack!

This recipes makes approximately 1 cup of fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of tart cherry juice
  • 3 tablespoons of beef gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 cup brewed chamomile tea

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup of tart cherry juice with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Brew a fresh cup of organic chamomile tea.
  4. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove teabag and pour the hot tea over the gelatin mixture.
  6. Mix the ingredients together.
  7. Add the honey and mix until thoroughly combined.
  8. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  9. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  10. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Sleepy Time Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup of tart cherry juice
  • 3 tablespoons of beef gelatin
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 cup brewed chamomile tea
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix ½ cup of tart cherry juice with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Brew a fresh cup of organic chamomile tea.
  4. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove teabag and pour the hot tea over the gelatin mixture.
  6. Mix the ingredients together.
  7. Add the honey and mix until thoroughly combined.
  8. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  9. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  10. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

3. Kombucha Gummies

Makes approximately 2 cups of gummies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of kombucha
  • 3 tablespoons of raw honey or 1 teaspoon liquid stevia
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix  1 1/2 cups of kombucha with raw honey or stevia.
  2. Add 6 tablespoons of gelatin to the kombucha and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup of kombucha in a saucepan on low heat. You want the kombucha to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot kombucha over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  7. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  8. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Kombucha Gummies
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of kombucha
  • 3 tablespoons of raw honey or 1 teaspoon liquid stevia
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix 1½ cups of kombucha with raw honey or stevia.
  2. Add 6 tablespoons of gelatin to the kombucha and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining ½ cup of kombucha in a saucepan on low heat. You want the kombucha to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot kombucha over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  7. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  8. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

Kombucha Gummies

4. Vitamin C Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 2 cups of fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fruit juice (I used orange)
  • 4 teaspoons acerola powder
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1 cup of juice with acerola powder and gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining 1 cup of juice in a saucepan on low heat. You want the juice to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot juice over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey or natural sweetener of choice and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

Vitamin C Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of fruit juice (I used orange)
  • 4 teaspoons acerola powder
  • ¼ cup raw honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix 1 cup of juice with acerola powder and gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining 1 cup of juice in a saucepan on low heat. You want the juice to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot juice over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey or natural sweetener of choice and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

5. Goji Gummy Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon of goji berry powder
  • 1/4 cup of raw honey or 1 1/2 teaspoons of liquid stevia
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons of beef gelatin
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix goji powder, beef gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water together.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the water for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat 1 cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey or stevia and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Goji Gummy Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon of goji berry powder
  • ¼ cup of raw honey or 1½ teaspoons of liquid stevia
  • ½ cup water
  • 5 tablespoons of beef gelatin
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix goji powder, beef gelatin and ½ cup of cold water together.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the water for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat 1 cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey or stevia and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

Goji Gummy Fruit Snacks

6. Fresh or Frozen Berry Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or sweetener of choice
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water, hot

Directions

  1. Use a blender or food processor to blend the berries, honey, 1/2 cup water and gelatin together.
  2. Blend until berries are completely mush.
  3. Let the mixture soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  4. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  5. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  6. Carefully blend the mixture together for a few seconds.
  7. Pour mixture into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Fresh or Frozen Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of fresh or frozen berries
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup raw honey or sweetener of choice
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • ½ cup water, hot
Instructions
  1. Use a blender or food processor to blend the berries, honey, ½ cup water and gelatin together.
  2. Blend until berries are completely mush.
  3. Let the mixture soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  4. Heat the remaining ½ cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  5. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  6. Carefully blend the mixture together for a few seconds.
  7. Pour mixture into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

7. Chocolate Gummy Snacks

Makes approximately 1 cup

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1/4 cup of water with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the water for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining 3/4 cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and mix until the chocolate is melted.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Chocolate Gummy Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ cups of soy free chocolate chips or homemade chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup water, hot
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix ¼ cup of water with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the water for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining ¾ cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and mix until the chocolate is melted.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

Chocolate Gummy Snacks

8. Grape Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of grape juice
  • 6 tablespoons of honey or sweetener of choice
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1 cup of grape juice with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining 1 cup of grape juice in a saucepan on low heat. You want the juice to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot juice over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey or stevia and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Grape Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of grape juice
  • 6 tablespoons of honey or sweetener of choice
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix 1 cup of grape juice with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining 1 cup of grape juice in a saucepan on low heat. You want the juice to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot juice over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey or stevia and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

9. Magnesium Gummies

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons of Natural Calm (I used raspberry lemon flavor)
  • 1/2 cup water, hot
  • 3 tablespoons of beef gelatin

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix beef gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water together.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the water for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Pour the natural calm and honey into mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Magnesium Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons of Natural Calm (I used raspberry lemon flavor)
  • ½ cup water, hot
  • 3 tablespoons of beef gelatin
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix beef gelatin and ½ cup of cold water together.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the water for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat ½ cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Pour the natural calm and honey into mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

Magnesium Gummies

10. Piña Colada Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of crushed or pureed pineapple (not raw)*

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup of coconut milk with raw honey and pineapple. *Raw pineapple contain enzymes that break down gelatin. Cooked pineapple should be used in this recipe.
  2. Add the gelatin to the coconut milk and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat. You want the coconut milk to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot coconut milk over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  7. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  8. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Pina Colada Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup raw honey or natural sweetener of choice
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • ½ cup of crushed or pureed pineapple (not raw)*
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix ½ cup of coconut milk with raw honey and pineapple. *Raw pineapple contain enzymes that break down gelatin. Cooked pineapple should be used in this recipe.
  2. Add the gelatin to the coconut milk and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining ½ cup of coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat. You want the coconut milk to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot coconut milk over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  7. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  8. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

11. Watermelon Flavored Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 cups of fresh watermelon, sliced
  • 2-4 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 6 tablespoons of beef gelatin

Directions

  1. Blend the fresh watermelon in a blender or food processor.
  2. Strain the juice and seeds.
  3. You should have 2 – 2 1/2 cups of watermelon juice
  4. Mix 1 cup of watermelon juice with gelatin. Let the gelatin sit in the water for a minute or until it gels up.
  5. Heat remaining 1 cup of watermelon juice in a saucepan on low heat.
  6. Pour the hot watermelon juice over the gelatin mixture.
  7. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  8. Add the honey and mix until thoroughly combined.
  9. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  10. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  11. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Watermelon Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 4-5 cups of fresh watermelon, sliced
  • 2-4 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 6 tablespoons of beef gelatin
Instructions
  1. Blend the fresh watermelon in a blender or food processor.
  2. Strain the juice and seeds.
  3. You should have 2 - 2½ cups of watermelon juice
  4. Mix 1 cup of watermelon juice with gelatin. Let the gelatin sit in the water for a minute or until it gels up.
  5. Heat remaining 1 cup of watermelon juice in a saucepan on low heat.
  6. Pour the hot watermelon juice over the gelatin mixture.
  7. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  8. Add the honey and mix until thoroughly combined.
  9. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  10. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  11. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

Watermelon Fruit Snacks

12. Strawberries & Cream Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, pureed
  • 3 tablespoons of beef gelatin
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons of raw honey or cane juice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup of coconut milk with pureed strawberries.
  2. Add the gelatin to the coconut milk and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat. You want the coconut milk to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot coconut milk over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the vanilla extract and raw honey to the batter.
  7. Mix well and pour into the molds or a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Strawberries & Cream Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, pureed
  • 3 tablespoons of beef gelatin
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons of raw honey or cane juice
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix ½ cup of coconut milk with pureed strawberries.
  2. Add the gelatin to the coconut milk and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining ½ cup of coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat. You want the coconut milk to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot coconut milk over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the vanilla extract and raw honey to the batter.
  7. Mix well and pour into the molds or a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

13. Peaches & Cream Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of homemade snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup peaches, pureed
  • 3 tablespoons of beef gelatin
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey or cane juice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup of coconut milk with pureed peaches.
  2. Add the gelatin to the coconut milk and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat. You want the coconut milk to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot coconut milk over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the vanilla extract and raw honey to the batter.
  7. Mix well and pour into the molds or a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Peaches & Cream Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup peaches, pureed
  • 3 tablespoons of beef gelatin
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey or cane juice
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix ½ cup of coconut milk with pureed peaches.
  2. Add the gelatin to the coconut milk and let it soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat the remaining ½ cup of coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat. You want the coconut milk to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot coconut milk over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the vanilla extract and raw honey to the batter.
  7. Mix well and pour into the molds or a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

Peaches & Cream Fruit Snacks

14. Sour Lemon Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons of honey or sweetener of choice
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1 cup of lemon juice with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining 1 cup of lemon juice in a saucepan on low heat. You want the juice to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot juice over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey or add the honey or sweetener of choice and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Sour Lemon Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons of honey or sweetener of choice
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix 1 cup of lemon juice with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining 1 cup of lemon juice in a saucepan on low heat. You want the juice to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot juice over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey or add the honey or sweetener of choice and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

15. Strawberry Lemonade Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water, hot
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or sweetener of choice

Directions

  1. Use a blender or food processor to blend the strawberries and water together.
  2. Strain the liquid and discard the pulp.
  3. Add lemon juice to the strawberry juice.
  4. Pour gelatin over strawberry lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Let the mixture soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  6. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  7. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  8. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  9. Add the raw honey to the mixture.
  10. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  11. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  12. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Strawberry Lemonade Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • ½ cup water, hot
  • ¼ cup raw honey or sweetener of choice
Instructions
  1. Use a blender or food processor to blend the strawberries and water together.
  2. Strain the liquid and discard the pulp.
  3. Add lemon juice to the strawberry juice.
  4. Pour gelatin over strawberry lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Let the mixture soak for a minute or until it gels up.
  6. Heat the remaining ½ cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  7. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  8. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  9. Add the raw honey to the mixture.
  10. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  11. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  12. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

Strawberry Lemonade Fruit Snacks

16. Blueberry Flavored Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh blueberry juice
  • 6 tablespoons of honey or sweetener of choice
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix 1 cup of blueberry juice with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining 1 cup of  blueberry juice in a saucepan on low heat. You want the juice to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot juice over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Blueberry Flavored Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of fresh blueberry juice
  • 6 tablespoons of honey or sweetener of choice
  • 6 tablespoons beef gelatin
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix 1 cup of blueberry juice with gelatin.
  2. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  3. Heat remaining 1 cup of blueberry juice in a saucepan on low heat. You want the juice to be hot but not boiling.
  4. Pour the hot juice over the gelatin mixture.
  5. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  6. Add the honey and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  9. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

17. Dried Cranberry Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 1 cup of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried organic cranberries, sweetened
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • 1/4 cup water, hot

Directions

  1. Soak 1 cup of dried cranberries with 1 cup of water for at least 1 hour.
  2. Blend the soaked cranberries and the water in a food processor or blender.
  3. Pour gelatin over the cranberry puree and mix well.
  4. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  5. Heat 1/4 cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  6. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  7. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  8. Pour into molds or into a 5×7 inch pyrex pan.
  9. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  10. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Dried Cranberries Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried organic cranberries, sweetened
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • ¼ cup water, hot
Instructions
  1. Soak 1 cup of dried cranberries with 1 cup of water for at least 1 hour.
  2. Blend the soaked cranberries and the water in a food processor or blender.
  3. Pour gelatin over the cranberry puree and mix well.
  4. Let the gelatin sit in the juice for a minute or until it gels up.
  5. Heat ¼ cup of water in a saucepan on low heat. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
  6. Pour the hot water over the gelatin mixture.
  7. Use a whisk and mix the ingredients together.
  8. Pour into molds or into a 5x7 inch pyrex pan.
  9. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  10. Store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

Dried Cranberry Fruit Snacks

18. Orange Creamsicle Gummy Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 2 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed juice (I tested with orange juice and cherry juice)
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream or whole cream
  • 1 cup honey or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup gelatin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Heat juice and cream over medium heat in a medium size saucepan.
  2. Pour gelatin over liquid.
  3. Whisk gelatin into mixture.
  4. Add honey and salt and continue to stir until the gelatin dissolves.
  5. Bring the mixture to a light boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Turn off heat and stir in the vanilla.
  7. Pour mixture into a 8×8 square pan.
  8. Cover pan and refrigerate until gummy snacks are set, about 2 hours.
  9. Cut into small square and store in airtight container.

 

Orange Creamsicle Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups fresh squeezed juice (I tested with orange juice and cherry juice)
  • ½ cup coconut cream or whole cream
  • 1 cup honey or sweetener of choice
  • ½ cup gelatin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Heat juice and cream over medium heat in a medium size saucepan.
  2. Pour gelatin over liquid.
  3. Whisk gelatin into mixture.
  4. Add honey and salt and continue to stir until the gelatin dissolves.
  5. Bring the mixture to a light boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Turn off heat and stir in the vanilla.
  7. Pour mixture into a 8×8 square pan.
  8. Cover pan and refrigerate until gummy snacks are set, about 2 hours.
  9. Cut into small square and store in airtight container.

 

 

19. Rainbow Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 4 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of strawberry lemonade fruit snack or cherry fruit snack mixture, freshly made
  • 1 cup orange vitamin c fruit snack mixture, freshly made
  • 1 cup super sour lemon fruit snack mixture, freshly made
  • 1 cup super blueberry or grape snack mixture, freshly made

Directions

  1. Make a 1/2 batch of strawberry lemonade or 1 recipe of cherry fruit snacks.
  2. Pour into an 11×7 inch pan.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Make a 1/2 batch of orange vitamin c fruit snacks.
  5. Pour over cooled strawberry lemonade layer in the 11×7 inch pan.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  7. Make a 1/2 batch of super sour lemon fruit snacks.
  8. Pour over cooled orange vitamin c fruit snack layer in the 11×7 inch pan.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  10. Make a 1/2 batch of grape fruit snacks.
  11. Pour over cooled super sour lemon fruit snack layer in the 11×7 inch pan.
  12. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  13. Cut into bite-size squares and store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

Rainbow Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of strawberry lemonade fruit snack or cherry fruit snack mixture, freshly made
  • 1 cup orange Vitamin C fruit snack mixture, freshly made
  • 1 cup super sour lemon fruit snack mixture, freshly made
  • 1 cup super blueberry or grape snack mixture, freshly made
Instructions
  1. Make a ½ batch of strawberry lemonade or 1 recipe of cherry fruit snacks.
  2. Pour into an 11x7 inch pan.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Make a ½ batch of orange vitamin c fruit snacks.
  5. Pour over cooled strawberry lemonade layer in the 11x7 inch pan.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  7. Make a ½ batch of super sour lemon fruit snacks.
  8. Pour over cooled orange vitamin c fruit snack layer in the 11x7 inch pan.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  10. Make a ½ batch of grape fruit snacks.
  11. Pour over cooled super sour lemon fruit snack layer in the 11x7 inch pan.
  12. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  13. Cut into bite-size squares and store fruit snacks in a closed container in the refrigerator.

 

 

Rainbow Fruit Snacks

20. Cherry Flavored Homemade Fruit Snacks

Makes approximately 1 cups of homemade fruit snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherry juice, divided
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • pinch of sea salt

Directions

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup of cherry juice.
  2. Let the gelatin and juice sit for a few minutes while the gelatin absorbs the juice.
  3. Heat the remaining 1/2 cup of cherry juice over medium heat.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Take the juice off the heat and add honey and salt.
  6. Mix well and pour over the gelatin mix.
  7. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  8. Pour into molds (if using) or into a 8×8 pan.
  9. Refrigerate until the fruit snacks are set, 2-4 hours.

 

Cherry Flavored Homemade Fruit Snacks
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup cherry juice, divided
  • 3 tablespoons beef gelatin
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle gelatin over ½ cup of cherry juice.
  2. Let the gelatin and juice sit for a few minutes while the gelatin absorbs the juice.
  3. Heat the remaining ½ cup of cherry juice over medium heat.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Take the juice off the heat and add honey and salt.
  6. Mix well and pour over the gelatin mix.
  7. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  8. Pour into molds (if using) or into a 8×8 pan.
  9. Refrigerate until the fruit snacks are set, 2-4 hours.

 

 

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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
32 comments… add one
  • Su April 1, 2017, 6:48 am

    Will try these recipes but I would like one if it had ginger in the can I sub any of these recipes

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  • Thea March 12, 2017, 10:06 am

    I’m vegetarian & don’t use gelatin, can i make the fruit gums with Agar?

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  • Julie November 5, 2016, 5:11 am

    Great job creating these awesome kids and adult friendly healthy snacks!!! I love your ideas and can’t wait to begin making batches of these.
    One question, can I freeze batches and thaw them when I’m using them?? Thank you again!! XO

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  • Teresa August 2, 2016, 7:19 pm

    I just made my first 2 batches of these, a calm and a fruit juice one. I had some issues with frothing after the last mix with the hot liquid and sweetener. Any suggestions?

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  • Maureen Butler July 31, 2016, 9:17 pm

    Could you please tell me where to buy beef gelatine, and also raw honey, and natural calm for the magnesium gummies.

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  • Autumn July 31, 2016, 7:15 pm

    I will have to look into the Vital Proteins. I tried the Knox-brand gelatin and nearly gagged on the smell alone. Thank you for the head’s up on it.

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  • Lexi July 26, 2016, 10:35 pm

    Thank you for all these recipes! I LOVE making gummies for my 2yr old son knowing I’m not filling him full of addictive sugar & chemicals.
    I would love to do as you say & make them once or twice a month but how long do they really stay good for in the fridge?

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  • lisa February 18, 2016, 5:15 am

    Hi – love the gummie recipes – just a heads up for anyone else. I made 2 different batches with Great Lakes brand of gelatin and they never did firm up. I have made gummies before with Great Lakes but used about double the amount. Will retry with 6 tablespoons of gelatin for the Strawberry Lemonade.

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  • fran December 26, 2015, 7:51 am

    how do i get the coconut recipe ebook, it just keeps putting me back to registration.

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  • Theresa November 21, 2015, 12:11 pm

    Thanks Coconut Mama!!!! Your recipes have always been just amazing, and all these recipes for gummies look incredible as well! You make being paleo that much easier.

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  • Diana Focht November 18, 2015, 1:06 pm

    Is the consistency like jello, or like an actual fruit gummy bear?

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  • Helen October 19, 2015, 7:06 am

    I agree with Tonya – I would love to eat more real food and eat something like this – however, I don’t have time to make everything. Someone needs to start making and selling real food to replace all the processed stuff on our super market shelves.

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  • Tonya September 30, 2015, 10:09 am

    if anyone is making these – I would love to pick some – and pay someone else to make them. Since I would have no clue how to do it…nor do I think I could spend $100 getting stuff I dont use or know how to use just to see if Angel will eat them.

    So if you know anyone who is willing to figure out a price for me – my daughter loves strawberry flavors n gummy s.

    I REALLY WISH healthy stuff was more cost effective…but its just not. We do a local co op that helps some…but Idk how you afford all the things you list.

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  • Angela September 21, 2015, 6:33 pm

    I just made the magnesium gummies and they were super easy and yummy! I’m just starting to take magnesium. How many gummies should I start taking? Thanks!

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    • Andrea February 7, 2016, 9:03 am

      I was wondering the same thing. I know that a typical serving of Natural Calm is 2 tsp though I only take 1 tsp a day at the moment. I’m assuming 1/6-1/3 of the recipe can be eaten in one day?

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  • Tania September 8, 2015, 1:04 am

    Beautiful website and wonderful recipes! Everything looks so perfect and delicious. Thank you so much!

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  • Stephanie G August 25, 2015, 3:25 am

    I love this giveaway AND I love love LOVE all the fruit snack recipes. Thank you for all the ideas. We are huge fruit snack fans here so I’m excited to whoop some of these up. Thank you for sharing your expertise and creative and yummy recipes. Your a blog I look forward to reading daily.

    This would be an awesome giveaway to win. Thanks again.

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  • Amanda King August 11, 2015, 4:51 pm

    The use of gelatine is so wrong!! On so many levels! It is a scientific fact that using any animal products actually depletes the body’s natural nutrition levels! There are far may superior plant based nutrients that are absorbed far more effectively than animal products! It is also cruel and unnecessary to be consuming animal products! However there are more people who are turning their back on meat and animal by-products!

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    • Mrs_MG August 24, 2015, 7:22 pm

      Amanda, Please can you cite any published sources for your comments, so we may judge for ourselves? In particular, in what recognised scientific journals have you read evidence that using animal products depletes nutritional levels in humans? Just wondering where you got this idea, as I have *never* seen any such statements or conclusions from any scientific study, certainly not stated as “scientific fact”.

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  • Robin August 11, 2015, 4:16 pm

    Can powder fiber be added to the fruit snacks and if so at what step in the recipe would you add the fiber? Would one fiber brand work better than another?

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  • Betty Souther August 9, 2015, 4:06 pm

    I need your 3 ingredient fudge recipe that also has the option of using Essential Peppermint Oil with it. Thank you….I have tried to pull it up again but have not been able to do so!

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  • Caitrin King July 29, 2015, 9:17 am

    I have a problem getting the Vital Proteins to completely dissolve when making the fruit snacks. Any ideas on how to mix it completely?

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  • Mary July 29, 2015, 7:13 am

    In the Strawberry Lemonade Gummies, would you reccomend fresh or frozen strawberries?

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  • Yvonne July 27, 2015, 4:42 pm

    Love the recipes you have provided here, can you advise a comparable gelatin to use for these treats if Vital Protein Gelatin can’t be used.

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  • Terri July 27, 2015, 1:23 pm

    How do I get these fruit recipes? I cannot figure it out how to see these recipes?

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  • Kathleen July 27, 2015, 11:14 am

    On the pineapple, when you say “cooked,” does that mean canned is okay? Or do you actually need to warm it in a pan yourself? Thanks!

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  • Grace July 27, 2015, 7:23 am

    I love homemade fruit snacks. With the chocolate ones, at what point do you add the chocolate chips? I’d love to try those! Thanks

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    • The Coconut Mama July 27, 2015, 7:57 am

      Hi Grace! I’m sorry I missed that step! I updated the recipe. 🙂

      ~ Tiffany

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  • Linda B July 27, 2015, 6:34 am

    Quite interesting recipes; and the pictures are helpful.

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