Homemade Fruit Snacks Recipe


Create your own sugar-free fruit snacks with our simple recipe.
Start with our basic recipe, and then make it your own with your favourite fruit juice and fresh or frozen fruit.

Mixed Berry Fruit Snacks
Prep time: 15 minutes
Set time: Approximately 3 hours
Serves: 10-12

250 mL (1 cup) frozen mixed berries
550 mL (2 1/4 cups) all-natural apple juice, cold
2 packets of gelatin (1 packet = 12 mL (2 1/2) tsp)


In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine berries and 375mL (1 1/2 cups) juice and bring to a boil

Cook berries until they start to soften
Puree the berry and juice mixture with an immersion blender or regular blender until smooth, and then set aside

In a large bowl, sprinkle two packets of gelatin over the remaining cold juice and let stand for 1 minute

Add the puréed mixture to the cold juice and gelatin mixture, and stir until gelatin completely dissolves (2-3 minutes)

Line a 33x23x5 centimetre (13x9x2 inch) pan with plastic wrap, and then pour the mixture on top

Allow to set until firm, approximately 3 hours

Remove from pan by pulling out with plastic wrap, then cut into 2.5 centimetre (1-inch) squares and serve

Store remaining fruit snacks in the refrigerator

Fruit Snack Tips

To create sweeter snacks, use fruits at their ripest stage. If they’re not mature and tart, add 15-30 mL (1-2 tbsp) of honey to taste
For a deeper flavour, try using fruit juice concentrate instead of fruit juice

If using fresh fruit like figs, papaya, pineapple or pears, first boil the peeled cut-up fruit for 5 minutes or the gelatine will not set properly.