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Make your own healthy homemade fruit snacks at home! These easy to make goodies are packed full of both fruits and a vegetable for added nutrition. Your kids will love them!

Cubes of Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Snacks stacked on a counter. These snacks are packed with fresh blueberry, strawberries and spinach

School starts in less than a week for us! Yikes! We decided to spend one of our last summer afternoons in the kitchen making a lunchbox treat for the kids. These fruit and vegetable snacks are right up our alley. Now, they are much more like really thick jello pieces than your run-of-the-mill boxed fruit snack, but then again, these things are actually made out of real fruit and vegetables so of course they’ll be a bit different. My kids love them and they are so much fun.

How long will these last in the fridge?

These will last up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How much spinach should I add?

The amount of spinach you add will impact the color of your fruit snacks. If you add the entire 4 cups, you’ll end up with a muddled deep purple, and almost brown color so take that into consideration.

Cubes of Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Snacks stacked on a counter. These snacks are packed with fresh blueberry, strawberries and spinach

Can I use another sweetener besides agave?

Yes you can. You can use honey or sugar in the same amount. Other sweeteners may need a conversion on the amount.

Cubes of Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Snacks stacked on a counter. These snacks are packed with fresh blueberry, strawberries and spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 to 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 2 cups strawberries hulled
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 packets unflavored gelatin
Instructions
  • Pour juice into a high power blender. Add in spinach leaves. Blend until smooth.
  • Add in berries. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour berry mixture into a saucepan. Pour in agave, vanilla, and gelatin packets.
  • Heat over a medium-high flame until gelatin is completely dissolved (3 to 5 minutes).
  • Line a baker's half sheet pan or 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Pour fruit mixture onto pan.
  • Let cool and refrigerate 2 hours until set. Cut and serve.
  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Notes
These can be made into any shape you'd like! Simply use a mold or make it in a pan and cut.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 61.5mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruit Snacks

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Kayleigh O'Neal

Can you use frozen spinach that’s been thawed and drained?

Bri

Could you make this with pineapple juice?

Melissa

Pineapple sometimes breaks down gelatin. You might want to research first.

susan armstrong

What can I use instead of agave syrup?

Brandy

Can i make this without the spinach or sub the spinach for mixed baby greens?

Yes, you can switch up the spinach for other leafy greens, but it will change the taste. We prefer the spinach.

Melossa

Can you use chia seeds instead of gelatin to set up? I use it in my homemade jams to set up and works Well.Plus adds fiber and protein..

Tony jendusa

Were you able to try this?

Madeleine

Hi ! Could I make them without ANY kind of sugar, just fruits and other ingredients? Thank you.

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Jacki

we generally purchase a brand of gummy snack with extra fiber (celiac). Wondering if you know the fiber content and if tried adding psyllium for extra fiber? Also, how sticky is the final product, are they easy to pack in a lunch without having to eat the bag 🙂 What product would you toss them in to counter any sticky issue ie; cornstarch… ?

Lindsay

Can I use frozen berries?

Elyssa Rose

If I make these in big quantities, am I able to freeze them? Or how long do they last for before going “bad” ?

thanks in advance!

Sam

Made these today…been in the fridge for 3 hours now and it’s still goopy. Not set at all. I followed everything exactly so I’m not sure what’s wrong :/

Sam

I think I figured it out. I used pectin instead of gelatin. I’m going to try putting it in the oven to see if I can firm them up.

Jessica

Hi Rachel. Will frozen berries do?

Dominica

I wonder if anyone knows a substitute for gelatin. We make home made fruit roll ups, but I know my boys would love these. However being a vegetarian I wouldn’t be able to eat those.

Jenny Hutchinson

Agar agar is great. We use it all the time in our kitchen. I would say if you have a place close to you that sells it. Use it. . I’m in las vegas and get mine at a place called Chef Rubber. Maybe you can look at their website. Good luck.

Abby

I made this and haven’t eaten it yet. I’m a bit sceptical because mine came out brown. I used more fruit than you and yours is bright red/pink. I’m wondering if you hid some food coloring in there….

Kim

I had the same issue first time. Then remade them with less spinach and they were beautiful

Abby

I made this and haven’t eaten it yet. I’m a bit sceptical because mine came out brown. I used more fruit than you and yours is bright red/pink. I’m wondering if you hid some food coloring in there…

Vancouver OT

Instead of agave would honey or maple syrup work?

Absolutely!

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