Raise your hand if your kid is obsessed with fruit snacks… Oh, so like every toddler and preschool mom ever. We are no different here, and I honestly believe my kids would just live on fruit snacks and gummy bears if I let them.
I don’t, because I’m a good mom, but when we ran out of the coveted treats last week, I did try to MacGyver something together to fill the void. When I was little, my mom and brother and I used to make Jello Jigglers. Jigglers are much softer than a gummy treat, but I decided to use the jiggler base and increase the gelatin to try to make my treats set up harder.
After a little experimentation with Jello to water to gelatin ratios, I think these guys work pretty well. The flavor is strong, the color is bright (so important, at least for my little ones), and they have a good gummy texture.
I put mine in a bread pan lined with parchment paper to set up. Once they were fully set up, I cut them into squares. If you own a nice mold, that would also be a great place to set these up, with the added bonus of having fun shapes for your gummies 🙂