Didn’t we all have a weakness for candies when we were young? I certainly did. Since my mom could not afford to let me eat candies everyday, I would be happy just to look at them from outside of the convenient store’s glass window. Those colorful tiny cubes looked like twinkling stars in my eyes J. Well enough of my childhood desire. Now that I know better about candies (at least I think I do ^^), I do not want my daughter to go through what I went through. Having said that, I can’t just give her as much candy as she wants, can I? Yes, I can. In fact I am going to let her eat as much candy as she desires, the Fruit Jelly Candies.
These Fruit Jelly Candies do not contain any processed sugar, artificial coloring, and food preservatives. How cool is that? These are actually very healthy candies, which you can offer your little one as much as possible without having to feel guilty. Even better, it only takes literally 10 minutes make these; the rest is just setting time in your fridge. You can even play around with different flavors, colors and shapes. So go get creative and make your kids some Fruit Jelly Candies. Happy cooking!
- • 1 ripe mangos
- • 10 gr gelatin sheets (I used three 10x5 cm sheets)
- • 1 tsp. honey
- • 1 heaped handful of ripe strawberries
- • 15 gr gelatin sheets
- • 3 tsp. honey
- Remove the mango skin and cut the flesh into chunks. Put all mango chunks in a blender and blend until very smooth. Strain the mango puree through a strainer for a smoother consistency.
- Submerge the gelatin sheets in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes take the sheets out of water and cut into small pieces (does not need to be too small)
- Place the gelatin in step 2 in a small saucepan and add 2 tablespoons of water and warm the whole thing up on very low heat (no boiling) & keep stirring. Add the honey. When you see the gelatin pieces are almost dissolved in water, turn the heat off and stir for a few more seconds. This whole process only takes a bout 45 seconds so make sure you keep your eyes on the saucepan. Let the liquid cool down to room temperature.
- Before the gelatin liquid is about to set, mix it up with the mango puree. Stir well.
- Pour onto silicon trays of your choice (don’t use normal ice cube trays because it will be too difficult to remove and it is highly likely that you will destroy the shape). Place filled trays in your freezer. Remove from the freezer after 30 minutes and carefully remove the jelly cubes. Store in fridge and they last for 3 days.
For the strawberry flavor, just blend up the strawberries till very smooth (no need to strain) and repeat from step 2.