I never dreamed it was so simple and easy to make these. I bought a mold that came with the package to make fruit snacks a long time ago. So I had the cute dinosaur mold. I am so glad I found this recipe because now I can make them with whatever flavor I want and in the shapes that are perfect for my kids. You can substitute fruit juice for the water to make them more nutritious.
All you need is a 3 oz package of jello, 2 packages of unflavored gelatin, and water.
Sprinkle the gelatin over top of 1/3 cup of water in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until the gelatin is completely dissolved. I poured it into a measuring cup with a spout. Then pour into molds. No need to spray the molds. Wait 20 minutes for it to cool and the fruit snacks will pull right out. These do not need to be refrigerated.
I used peach, berry blue, and raspberry. For my one son I used the dinosaur molds. He loves animals. For the other I used a mold that has music notes, the treble and bass clef, flat, and sharp signs. He loves music and plays the piano. The left over I put in different shaped santas. These I divided up into three bags to give to my little niece and nephews.