I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, I loved everything that was gummy. Unfortunately, a lot of things that are considered “gummies” are loaded with sugar and very unhealthy. But now that we’ve got this recipe from Yummy Toddler Food, we know it’s possible for kids to enjoy the fun to jiggly, gummy foods without all of the unnecessary sugar.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup blueberries 
1 cup whole milk, divided
3 packets plain gelatin
3/4 cup plain full-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey

Instructions:

  1. Put berries into a small saucepan. Heat on low just until the juices start to run.
  2. Remove berries from heat, then mash with a fork or potato masher. Strain out the skins, reserving as much of the liquid as you can. (Yummy Toddler Food recommends saving the skins for your next smoothie. Just toss them in a freezer bag, label and freeze.)
  3. In a 9×13″ baking pan (or 9″ pie plate), pour 1/2 cup milk. Then sprinkle gelatin evenly over the top. Let sit for about 3 minutes, then whisk until gelatin dissolves.
  4. Heat the remaining milk in the microwave in a heat-safe container for about 30-45 seconds (until just about to boil).
  5. Whisk warm milk into the cold milk/gelatin mixture for a couple of minutes, until smooth. Add in the yogurt, vanilla, honey or maple syrup, and blueberry juice, whisking to combine.
  6. Pour mixture into an 8×8″ baking pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour (or overnight). Cut into any fun shapes you’d like! Then store these cute gummies in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-5 days.