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Trail Mix Bites

trail mix bites

Spring Cleaning time is approaching and I am starting with the cupboards and pantry this year.  I had a few partial packages of baking goods to use up, so I made some bite-sized snacks for lunches, etc.

I happened to have some shredded coconut, raisins and chocolate mini-chips, but one could add nuts, seeds and dried fruits of any kind – and I have in the past.  It’s all held together with coconut oil and a drizzle of maple syrup.  A dash of salt adds that extra “something”.  Cute mini-muffin cups make them extra-fun and a bit neater to eat – everybody loves that!

As with many of my recipes, I just eyeball the ingredients and taste-test along the way.
For this mix I combined the shredded coconut, raisins and Enjoy Life® mini chocolate chips in a bowl, added a drizzle of maple syrup, a dash of Himalayan salt and just enough melted coconut oil to hold it all together once chilled.  A small cookie scoop made quick work of portioning it into the mini-muffin cups.  [Chill and store in the fridge.]  Yummy!

New FAVORITE Treat!

OMG – these are SO good!  Where have they been?!

cherry fruit bites

Seriously – are they new or did I just miss the boat?  Wow.  Found these at the co-op today. Gluten-free, all-fruit snacks that taste like Twizzlers!  And no tapioca, either.  Love the Annie’s Bunny Fruits to bits, but the tapioca can be bothersome for me.  The cherry are my faves, but the strawberry and grape are nummy too.

Ooh, I’m in trouble now…

Apple Pie Gummi Snax

Gummi Snax are a tasty way to get more gelatin into your diet.
We love them in lemon-limeconcord grape and now APPLE PIE!

We all know by now (don’t we?!) that gelatin is a wonder-food, providing proteins like collagen and glycine to nourish the tissues in our body – everything from bones, cartilage and muscle to skin, hair and nails.  Most importantly, it provides the building blocks to heal, seal and strengthen our gut!

For real apple pie flavor, start with a can of:

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Cascadian Farm Organic Apple Juice (frozen concentrate)

[1 can = 1 1/2 cups (thawed) Organic Apple Juice concentrate]
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Great Lakes grassfed beef gelatin

Pour the thawed apple juice into a saucepan.

Whisk in cinnamon.

Sprinkle gelatin into juice and allow to “bloom” (just a fancy term for allowing it to moisten and absorb the juice) for about 5 minutes.  Do not skip this step or it will clump!

Once all the gelatin is moistened, heat on medium-low and stir occasionally until all the gelatin is dissolved.  Pour liquid into silicone molds or a glass baking dish and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours until gelatin is very firm.

Pop out of the molds, into a container and keep refrigerated.  Yummy!

Apple Pie Gummies 2

Secret to the TASTIEST Gummi Snacks

Here’s the Ticket: Cascadian Farms frozen Organic Grape Juice!

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I used the recipe from an earlier post for Lego Gummi Snacks.  Dilute the frozen juice just enough to make 2 cups.  For each cup of juice, add 6 tbsp (2/3 cup total) of grass-fed gelatin until dissolved.  Pour into the silicone molds and chill until firm.  

So good I was scraping the last bits from the pan!  (Citrus gelatin gummi mixture usually tastes a bit nasty until well-chilled.)  These gummi snacks are on the sweet side as they have a fair amount of fruit sugar.  But hey, if it will get the child to eat the gelatin…