My son has recently discovered chewy candy. Lots of treats go around at school, which to me makes him a well rounded kid, but I don't have too sugary candies at home. Probably because I will eat them all and because I want my kids to go to bed in a decent hour. One afternoon though, my son asked for some fruit snacks like the ones at summer camp. I didn't have any, so I decided to make some. These tangerine jellies don't have the same consistency as a gummy bear or fruit snacks, they are more of a jelly, but he loved them.
You can make them completely vegan or vegetarian. Use agave and agar agar for a completely vegan treat. If you don' have a preference feel free to use honey and gelatin. Most important is to use 100% fruit juice. I've tried others but it just doesn't come out the same. Tangerines are naturally low in calories, yet high in fiber and vitamin C, so it's a great fruit choice.
I'm thinking these would be great for the flu season and to fight those bugs! Especially for my son who still can't conceptualize that vitamins have a limit for consumption. You can also just drink the tangerine juice, but this is so much more fun I used these molds. It comes with 6 rectangular molds with so many characters and designs on them. It's super cute for little kids. You can use them for chocolate, baking or these jellies of course.
P.S. My little boy's hand doesn't look so little anymore! Oh how time flies.
- 1 c. fruit juice we used Califia 100% Tangerine Juice
- 1 tbs agar agar vegan or gelatin
- 1 tbs. agave to taste or honey
- In a small sauce pan, pour fruit juice.
- Mix in agar agar or gelatin and simmer for at least 5 minutes
- Add agave or honey and stir until well combined
- Pour into silicone molds and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Eat immediately
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