• It’s good to be three. Three year olds are blessed with a short-term memory, afternoon naps built into their busy schedules, and an uncanny flair for finding the fun in every situation. There are a few simple things that make my three year old’s world go ‘round. Playing at the park, Mom & Dad, hanging out with friends, and gummy fruit snacks. Today, I attended my daughter’s Power Tots class. Once per week, she and her classmates learn about fitness and strength through tumbling. They focus on flexibility, balance, and power as they play, jump, and somersault. At the beginning of each class, the teacher asks the children a personal question. Today, the question was “what is your favorite candy,” to which my “tot” replied, “CHEWIES!” I knew she was referring to gummy fruit snacks. Then, I had an idea. Since the arrival of spring, fresh tart berries are abundant at all of the markets and grocery stores. In the spirit of fitness, friends, and seasonal fruit, we decided to check out the local berry selection together, and invite a fellow Power Tot over to make our own gummies. The recipe requires 4 ingredients: berries, fresh squeezed lemon juice, gelatin, and honey. Gummies can be created and modified with any juice from fresh or frozen, thawed fruit. Using the “My Fruit Shack” gummy mold kit with fresh raspberries and blackberries made it easy and fun. And 30 minutes later, our berry gummies were delicious...and adorable. Our tots loved mashing the berries and dropping the liquid into the berry shaped molds. Most of all, they loved eating their tasty gummy creations. In fact, they made a song out of it, “yummy, yummy gummies in my tummy, tummy, tummy!” In addition to all of their other talents, three year olds are also excellent songwriters. My three year old continues to teach me lessons every day. The time flies so fast, but she soaks up every moment. She sings, dances, and laughs with abandon and she speaks her mind no matter who is watching. She let’s go of sadness, she forgives without hesitation, and she has the power to turn tart berries and lemons into her favorite candy.

Guest Feature: Homemade Berry Gummies – The Power Of Three

It’s good to be three. Three year olds have a flair for finding fun in every situation. They are masters of turning lemons into lemonade. Rain or shine, three year olds just want to have a good time. There are a few simple things that make my three year old’s world go ‘round. Playing at the park, Mom & Dad, hanging out with friends, and gummy fruit snacks.

Today, I attended my daughter’s Power Tots class.   Once per week, she and her classmates learn about fitness and strength through tumbling. At the beginning of each class, the teacher asks the children a personal question. Today, the question was “what is your favorite candy,” to which my “Tot” replied, “CHEWIES!” I knew she was referring to gummy fruit snacks. Then, I had an idea.

Since the arrival of spring, fresh tart berries are abundant at all of the markets and grocery stores. In the spirit of fitness, friends, and seasonal fruit, we decided to check out the local berry selection together. Then, we invited a fellow “Power Tot” over to make our very own gummies out of the berries we found. The recipe requires 4 ingredients: berries, fresh squeezed lemon juice, gelatin, and honey. Gummies can be created and modified with any juice from fresh or frozen, thawed fruit. Using the “My Fruit Shack” gummy mold kit with fresh raspberries and blackberries made it easy and fun. And 30 minutes later, our gummies were delicious…and adorable.

Our “Tots” loved mashing the berries and dropping the liquid into the berry shaped molds. Most of all, they loved eating their tasty gummy creations. In fact, they made a song out of it, “yum, yum gummies in my tum, tum, tummy!” In addition to all of their other talents, three year olds are also excellent songwriters.

My little one continues to teach me lessons every day. The time flies so fast, but she soaks up every moment. She sings, dances, and laughs with abandon, whenever the mood strikes. She let’s go of sadness and she forgives without hesitation. Her spirit is contagious. Turning lemons into lemonade, and now berries into her favorite candy, she is three.

Homemade Berry Gummies

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Homemade Berry Gummies

Products Used

My Fruit Shack Gummy Mold Kit

Saucepan
Spatula
Heatproof Bowl
Hand Juicer
Fine mesh sieve
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons

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Homemade Berry Gummies

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook/Chill Time: 10/30 mins
Yields: 100-120

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen, thawed berries of your choice: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries... sub 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice to make citrus gummies. Sub 1 cup apple juice +raspberry puree for apple raspberry gummies
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons unflavored gelatin (I use Vital Proteins Grass Fed Beef Gelatin)
  • 3 Tablespoons honey

Method

  1. Cook the berries over medium heat until they release their juices, about five minutes
  2. Strain the berries or orange juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing against them with a rubber spatula
  3. Measure out about 1 cup purée and save the remainder for another use
  4. Stir in lemon juice
  5. Sprinkle gelatin over the fruit and lemon juice mixture, then set aside to thicken, about three minutes
  6. Sprinkle gelatin over the fruit and lemon juice mixture, then set aside to thicken, about three minutes
  7. Warm over medium heat and stir in honey
  8. Continue to stir until the mixture is back to liquid. Remove from heat before the mixture comes to a boil
  9. Use a dropper to add the warm liquid into the prepared molds
  10. Refrigerate 30 minutes before unmolding
  11. Pop the gummies out of the molds and store in the fridge for up to two weeks

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