Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dinosaur Gummies!!

For Easter I made him dinosaur and robot gummies.  I LOVE all things gelatin, and so does Ali.  I buy it a pound at a time at the bulk food store, but you can also get it on Amazon.

Gelatin makes me feel like a kitchen magician- a few minutes, a little bit of time in the microwave, and you get all sorts of jiggly jewels.

Dino Gummies recipe:
1 tablespoon lemon juice
15 tablespoons Bolthouse Farms Green Smoothie
2 tablespoons sweetener (I used sugar because it digests slower, and doesn't give them a sugar rush as quickly)  You could use honey, maple syrup, concentrated fruit juice, or stevia if you prefer
3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (3 packets of Knox would work too)

Put the lemon juice into a Pyrex measuring cup, add the smoothie until it measures a cup.  You can eyeball this as long as you end up with about a cup of liquid.  Sweeten to taste.

Whisk in the gelatin stirring well to avoid any clumps and set aside for about 5 minutes.

Heat it gently on the stove, or the microwave for about a minute until the mixture turns clear.  Don't let it boil or the gelatin won't set as firmly.

Pour it into molds, and refrigerate until firm (about an hour).  They pop right out of the silicone molds.

If you have extra mixture you can either pour it in a shallow pan, and use cookie cutters to make it into shapes, or you can remelt it, and pour it into molds after the first batch has firmed up.

You can make these with anything...just follow the basic ratio of 1 cup liquid to 3 tablespoons (or 3 packets) of gelatin.  I did a batch with apple juice, and some frozen raspberries that were pretty incredible too.

These have to be kept cold, and it dulls the flavor a bit- so make sure the liquid is flavorful enough.

These were a huge hit, and I hope they are for you too!

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