Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen: Frozen Fruit Cups


After things slowed down last week, I decided to get the girls in the kitchen with me to make a fun snack they always love. These individual sized fruit cups are perfect for the warmer weather we've been experiencing and will be great to have on hand for summer time.

The recipe makes about 3 dozen so I had plenty of extras to stash in my freezer for when they want a cool treat. The girls loved helping dump the fruits into the bowl and stirring, and the best part of course was tasting their hard work! This is a very versatile recipe, you can substitute any of your favorite fruits or jello flavors. We're thinking cherry jello and pineapple juice would be good next time with some berries when they're in season. Give these adorable little treats a try, they're delicious and good for you all at the same time. What more could you want in a snack for your children?

Frozen Fruit Cups

Ingredients:
2 packages (3 oz each) lemon jello
4 cups boiling water
1 can (20 oz) pineapple tidbits, undrained
1 can (14 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
6 oz. frozen orange juice, partially thawed
2 large firm bananas, sliced
Foil muffin cups

Directions:


In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Let cool for 10 minutes.


Add pineapple, mandarin oranges, orange juice and bananas to the bowl.

Stir all together

Doesn't that look good?



Line muffin pans with foil cups. Spoon fruit mixture into cups.You should get about 3 dozen fruit cups so make sure to evenly distribute the fruit. Freeze for a few hours or until firm.

Remove from freezer about 20 minutes before serving.

Store extras in the freezer.



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