Juicy Strawberry Jigglers (A Favorite Recipe for the Kids)

Many moons ago, when my son was in toddler group, a friend brought in these irresistible fruit snacks.  I've been passing on the jiggler tradition while my baby girl has been participating in toddler group and I get so many requests for the recipe, and hopefully this tradition will continue.  If you are (or ever have been) the mom of a preschooler, you know that providing snacks can be a tricky business with the prevalence of allergies and dietary restrictions.  For kids of most any age, jigglers are a big hit with only juice, fruit and gelatin on the ingredient list.  

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I haven't shared a recipe in awhile and, since I've been cranking these out almost weekly (once I make them for snack, we get on a jiggler kick), they seemed like a great one to pass on.

Juicy Strawberry Jigglers

(Makes 24 jiggler squares)


11/2 cups juice (divided) (I used Tropicana Farmstand Strawberry Banana, but you can use any juice – Trader Joes Strawberry Kiwi juice is really good with this, too)

1 cup frozen Strawberries

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

1Tablespoon sugar (optional – I use about a teaspoon if I'm using strawberries)

In Blender-blend together 1-cup juice and frozen strawberries until smooth. Pour into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Stir occasionally to break up the frothy bubbles

Meanwhile, place the remaining ½ cup juice in a large bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the juice (let it stand for 1 minute).  Add hot juice until gelatin completely dissolved (about 5 minutes)

Pour into 8 x8 and refrigerate until firm (3 hours)

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