I couldn’t stand it anymore. I kept seeing recipes for homemade fruit snacks, and I had to try one. My kids adore those gelatinous rectangles of happiness, and I thought to myself: Hey. Why the hell don’t we waste an hour trying to make what we can buy at Target in about a half a nanosecond?
I believe I found this recipe, as I find nearly everything these days, on Pinterest. Which someone pinned from here. It seemed fairly straightforward, and she looked like she put some time and thought into her creation. So I gathered my ingredients and sallied forth to prove myself as super mom of the universe.
This is the secret ingredient.
You boil some berries and do some more stuff and some more stuff and pour everything into molds and let it set up in the refrigerator. While you wait, it’s fun to pretend the berry goo is blood.
My word, that knife was sharp!
After they’re all set up, (look how fancy I got, pouring the goo into heart molds) you have to arrange them artfully on a plate, so as to entice little beings.
This was the consensus all around:
Uh oh. Yuck. To be fair, the kids liked the consistency, but thought the flavor was too bland. I think I might make these again, but boost up the fruit or juice content or just dump a TON of sugar in there.
Verdict: I am a major chickpea fan to begin with, so I thought these were delicious. Next time I make them (today) I’m going to try dry roasting them and then adding the olive oil and spices. They’re supposed to get all crunchy that way, and you can use less oil. Less oil= hotter ass. Roasting these with the oil allowed them to retain some of their soft chickpeaness, (I said peaness) and I liked the smell of cooking garlic and cayenne.
DON’T WORRY. I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH WHATEVER I DO SNACK-WISE FROM NOW ON. THAT’S A CAPSLOCK PROMISE.