2 Ingredient Apple Juice Jello

LBoG Apple Juice JelloAre you ready for a simple recipe for a classic-favorite snack?  Kids love jello and instant jello is full of crazy “franken-foods”.  You know, combinations of chemicals and such that are passed off as food, like high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor, and artificial color.  Here is a screenshot of the ingredients list for a very popular brand of strawberry jello.

Strawberry Jello Ingredients

So here is a homemade fruit juice jello recipe that is super easy and free from any scary ingredients.  I used the Knox Blox recipe from the Knox Gelatin box and omitted the sugar.  Apple juice is pretty darn sweet on its own.  I also cut it in half to make one 9×9 pan.  These are the equivalent of “Jell-O Jigglers”, so they are a bit more firm and dense than just regular jello.  I think you could make less dense jello by using half the amount of gelatin though.  I like the firmer denser jello for my toddler because it seems to be easier for her to eat.

Ok, on to the good stuff.

Apple Juice Jello

½ ounce gelatin

½ cup cold apple juice

1 ½ cups apple juice, heated to boiling

Sprinkle gelatin over cold juice in a medium sized bowl and let stand one minute.  Add the hot juice and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.  Pour into an 8×8 or 9×9 pan and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.  Cut into 1” cubes to serve.  Store in the refrigerator.

I mix it with fresh fruit, like strawberries from the Farmers’ Market.

LBoG Apple Juice Jello 2

Here is the cost breakdown:

Gelatin:  $0.75

Juice:  $0.80

Total:  $1.55

Servings:  about 8 (may vary)

Cost/Serving:  $0.19

I would really like to try this with an organic, grass-fed gelatin.  I haven’t found that option locally, but I have seen it online.  Do you know of a good quality earth-friendly gelatin?  Comment below!

Linked up at A Bowl Full of Lemons and Family Home and Life.

If you like this, check out my Homemade Fruit Snacks recipe!


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