How To Make DIY Fruit Snacks – Homemade Gummies

I wanted to make homemade gummies for the children and had to figure out how to make DIY fruit snacks and turns out … it’s easier than you think. With just a few simple ingredients and about 45 minutes, you can serve your kids a fun gummy treat filled with a list of items that you are control of completely.

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How To Make DIY Fruit Snacks – Homemade Gummies

The gummy mold I had on hand was lemon-shaped and so I decided to make homemade gummies that had a lemon/lemonade twist. But a quick search on Amazon shows a wide variety of options available to you. 

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DIY Homemade Gummy Molds

If you’d like to make grape gummies, apple gummies, orange gummies – you name it! It’s available! DIY Fruit snack molds are almost limitless online. Here are some of my favorite options to choose from. Affiliate links below:

  • Custom bite-sized shapes 184 gummies –  (APPLES, STRAWBERRIES, GRAPES, ORANGES)
  • Shapes include – Banana, Grape, Strawberry, Pineapple, Watermelon, Orange and Peach
  • Gummy worms – Of course, you don’t even have to pick a fruit shape and could make your children gummy worms instead! I know my guys would get a kick out of that one! OR if you want, there are also super fun gummy dinosaur molds to choose from – click here to check them out.
  • But let’s be honest… the number one style would be gummy bear fruit snacks, right? I mean… who wouldn’t want to make their own homemade gummy bears? Well, if you use this mold – you can! 
  • Last but not least…. gummy LEGO BRICKS! Another really great option! Click here to check those out

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DIY Fruit Snacks Recipe

The recipe I am using came from the America’s Test Kitchen and it was super easy to follow along. I substituted one ingredient for something that I had on hand – but I do want to point out the alteration just in case you don’t feel like grocery shopping today. 

frozen concentrate lemonade

The original recipe called for Lemonade from Frozen Concentrate which I did not have. So, instead, I used regular lemonade and it came out just fine. In fact, I used light lemonade and it came out fine. Point being – it doesn’t have to be overly sweet. 

Heck, it doesn’t even have to be lemonade. If you have apple juice, use that instead!  Make your homemade gummies anyway you’d like! Regardless – here is the recipe:

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Homemade Gummies Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lemonade concentrate (or plain lemonade)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin 

How To Make This Gelatin Gummies Recipe

In a glass bowl, combine lemonade, lemon juice, and sugar. Then top with unflavored gelatin. Stir until the mixture is lump-free. 

Diy fruit snacks

Place glass bowl in the microwave for one minute. Take the bowl out and stir. Heat one more time for another minute or until the mixture is bubbly. You might need one more minute. 

Place your molds on a baking dish and grab your dropper. Fill each mold to the top and then put the baking dish in the refrigerator for 30 minutes until your diy gelatin gummies are set. 

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This recipe should make enough to another refill of your molds. So, once you pull out your first batch, feel free to make a second batch. You will just need to heat up your mixture in the microwave one more time to the bubbly state. One to two minutes. 

Enjoy! Your children will love it! 

homemade gummy

What Other Healthy Fruit Snacks Recipe Flavors Should I Consider?

I would look in your fridge and see what kind of juice you have and that will determine what kind of homemade gummies you can make. Grape, apple, pineapple – you tell me! 

If you wanted to puree some fruit on a really high pulse, you might be able to get some pulp into the gelatin mixture as well. But truth be told, I haven’t tried that yet. I’ve just kept it pretty simple. 

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How To Make DIY Fruit Snacks - Homemade Gummies

How To Make DIY Fruit Snacks - Homemade Gummies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lemonade concentrate (or plain lemonade)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juiceĀ 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin

Instructions

    1. In a glass bowl, combine lemonade, lemon juice, and sugar. Then top with unflavored gelatin. Stir until the mixture is lump-free.
    2. Place glass bowl in the microwave for one minute. Take the bowl out and stir. Heat one more time for another minute or until the mixture is bubbly. You might need one more minute. 
    3. Place your molds on a baking dish and grab your dropper. Fill each mold to the top and then put baking dish in the refrigerator for 30 minutes until gelatin gummies are set.
    4. This recipe should make enough to another refill of your molds. So, once you pull out your first batch, feel free to make a second batch. You will just need to heat up your mixture in the microwave one more time to the bubbly state. One to two minutes. 

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