i have no idea why, but one day i felt like making my own fruit snacks. i hopped on Pinterest and started searching for recipes (btw, Pinterest pretty much has everything and more... its insane).
i found that it is CRAZY EASY to make these things.... given, they will not taste exactly like the fruit snacks you may be accustomed to, but they will be enjoyable when you've got a craving.
Easy Fruit Snacks (original from Six Sisters Stuff):
- 1 (3 oz) box of jello, any flavor
- 2 (.25 oz) envelopes unflavored gelatin (like Knox)
- 1/3 Cup water
sprinkle gelatin in water in a small sauce pan. heat over medium and stir until completely dissolved. pour into molds and let set for 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of your molds.
note: i put mine in the fridge to help set faster (and you know.... eat faster.... haha)
another note: i got my Space Invaders mold (actually used for ice cubes) as a gift. you can buy it online on several sites. i found a similar one, not exactly like mine, but kind of better, on thinkgeek.com. check it out here: Space Invaders ice cube tray
they also have a Gummy Bear shaped one too, if you'd like to be more "traditional" looking.