Healthy Snacks

Homemade Citrus Fruit Snacks High in Vitamin C (ERMAHGERD!)

By Evelyn

I think we can all agree that vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients that our body needs. It’s an incredibly potent antioxidant that provides benefits for everything from boosting your immune system to helping to maintain your bones, teeth, and cartilage. As soon as I feel a little rundown, one of the first things I do is start increasing my vitamin C intake. With that in mind, today I’ll be sharing a recipe for making a tasty snack that offers up plenty of vitamin C. These homemade citrus fruit snacks are incredibly easy to make, requiring only three simple ingredients—freshly squeezed orange juice, honey, and grass-fed beef gelatin powder. My kids absolutely love these fruit snacks, which is great because they make such a good complementary snack for a healthy school lunch.

Homemade Citrus Fruit Snacks

Homemade Citrus Fruit Snacks

Homemade Citrus Fruit Snacks

Homemade Citrus Fruit Snacks

Homemade Citrus Fruit Snacks


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Homemade Citrus Fruit Snacks

Homemade Citrus Fruit Snacks High in Vitamin C (ERMAHGERD!)



1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

2 tbsp honey

3 tbsp unflavored grass-fed beef gelatin powder


  1. In a small saucepan combine the orange juice, honey and gelatin powder.
  2. Heat the mixture over medium low heat until everything has dissolved, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Do not let boil!
  4. Pour the mixture into silicone molds and refrigerate for minimum six hours or overnight to set.
  5. Unmold and serve.
  6. Keep the fruit snacks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 1 week.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 19 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 4.3 g
  • Fat: .1 g
  • Sugar: 3.5 g
  • Protein: .3 g

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  1. With “citrus” in the title, I was expecting a blend of various citrus fruits in the recipe, not just orange. How much honey should I add if I mixed it with lemon, lime, grapefruit?

    • Hey Bernadette! What a great combination 🙂 And that’s the great part of the recipe. You can mix with pretty much any juice combinations until you find your own personal favorite.

      I think if the juices you add are more tart (like grapefruit juice, lemon, lime, cranberry, etc), I would add 1 extra tablespoon of honey. Let me know how they turn out!!

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