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Homemade Gummies and Tasty Toppings Your Kids Can’t Resist!

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‘Tis the season for celebration! While we all adore and look forward to the holidays, we can also probably agree on the fact that being festive ain’t cheap! After all, we’ve got potlucks to cook for, presents to shop for, and parties to attend! Instead of an excess of high-priced video games, fancy toys, and expensive electronics, why not add a little more to your kitchen memories this year? Ask your kids to lend you a hand in mixing, stirring, mashing, and whirling!

Imagine making the yummiest homemade candy from real whole foods like Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit that comes together in a snap! Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is naturally super sweet, so it adds a big-time flavor boost to these chewy confections. Plus, these golden gems go great on top of your morning oats, add a tangy kick to your smoothies, or you can enjoy them solo as a dessert or snack. This recipe for Berry Yummy Kiwi Gummies infuses these fresh, juicy kiwifruits with plump, delicious raspberries to make a sweet treat your kiddos will be begging to eat when desserts come out at the holidays. Don’t worry, we won’t tell if Mom and Dad sneak some too, but don’t be surprised if a lump of coal appears in your stocking!

The best part? The fruit that is left over from making the gummies can be repurposed into a delectable Berry Kiwi Compote.

Swirl this sweet sauce into some plain Greek yogurt for a protein-rich snack, spoon a dollop over your pumpkin pie as a decadent topping, or drizzle it over whole grain pancakes/waffles or your morning oatmeal for an AM delight. Whichever way you decide to enjoy it, we guarantee there will be no leftovers to leave out for Santa. You can purchase Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit here: http://www.zesprikiwi.com/where-to-buy-kiwifruit/

Warning: sticky fingers ahead!

Berry Yummy Kiwi Gummies

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 10 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 oz unsweetened dry powder gelatin

Directions:

  1. Combine kiwis, raspberries, and 6 tablespoons of the sugar in a bowl and let sit for 25-30 minutes, until berries are thawed.
  2. Mash up the fruit with a spoon and using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, drain the juice into a bowl. Set mashed fruit aside to use in another dish.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the strained juice with remaining 4 tablespoons of sugar and slowly add in the gelatin, whisking frequently until dissolved. Pour the mixture into a square baking dish or ice cube trays and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until firm.
  4. Slice into small cubes or pop the gummies out of the ice cube trays and serve! Gummies can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

If you’re looking for another way to bond with your little ones this holiday season, get a little crafty by making a yummy Holiday Kiwi Wreath! Here’s how: 

  1. Peel and slice 4 kiwis into rounds and arrange them in a circular wreath pattern on a plate
  2. Cut one strawberry in half to act as a bow and place in bottom corner of wreath
  3. Eat and enjoy!

SuperKids Nutrition developed these recipes for Zespri SunGold kiwfruit who sponsored this post. You can see our disclosure at our services: http://www.superkidsnutrition.com/services/ 

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