Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Strawberry Fruit Snacks

Mmmmmm, I love fruit snacks. I think if I were to try a store-bought fruit snack now, I'd be disgusted. But I love making my own; they're easy, they're virtually sugar free (everything tastes too sweet nowadays), and, because they're made with lemons, they satisfy my cravings for lemonade!

 My recipe is an adaption of two that I liked. This one was delicious, but didn't hold up well in heat. This one is also good.

                                              (These are not the snacks; they're just strawberries)

                                       --Strawberry Fruit Snacks--

1/3 c. Strawberry puree
1/2 c. Lemon juice
2/3 c. Strawberries, frozen or fresh.
1 Tbsp. Honey or sugar
4 Tbsp. Gelatin

Heat lemon juice, fruit puree and strawberries over low to medium heat until berries are soft and mushy. Add honey and continue to cook until berries are completely mush (feel free to smash against the side of the pot). Remove from heat and whisk in gelatin slowly, to avoid clumping. Pour into an 8x8 glass dish and chill until firm.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Who Doesn't Love Chocolate?

I love chocolate; don't you? Since Christmas is coming up, I thought I'd share some recipes I've found and thoroughly enjoyed, so here are some great recipes for delicious, healthy chocolate candy, done by other bloggers and perfect for the holidays. Enjoy!
{Click candy name to go to recipe}

Almond Joys  - These were A-MAZE-ING. They taste exactly like the store-bought kind and with only 5 ingredients are super-easy. Next time, I'll probably do 24 per recipe instead of 12 per, as they are rich.

Coconut Oil Candy - Yum! Just be careful with these because too much coconut oil can cause indigestion, especially if you are just switching to real food.

Mint Candy - I will never, ever again crave Yorkshire mints. My Dad, who isn't a big fan coconut oil candy, keeps talking about these. I didn't use the nuts and dates when I did it, but they might go farther that way.