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Food Art: Gelatin Apple Snacks

Back-to-school is right around the corner and these fun gelatin apple snacks are a perfect treat to help kids get excited for going back to the classroom.  It’s fun to make, and the kids will definitely want to help out in the kitchen, both with making the apples and eating them afterwards!

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What You’ll Need

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1 package of gelatin – red flavor (strawberry or cherry) plus boiling water per directions

A handful of pretzel sticks

A handful of gummy worms

A couple slices of green apple


1 circle-shaped cookie cutter

1 9-inch pan

A kitchen knife – please supervise children if allowing them to slice


How To Make It

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1. Pour your package of red gelatin in a 9-inch pan and add 1 1/4 cups of boiling water. Adults, please supervise children around the boiling water. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and then place pan in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until gelatin is set.

2. When the gelatin is set, quickly set the bottom of the pan in hot water to make your shapes easier to cut. Grab your circle cookie cutter and cut circles out of your gelatin.

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3. Place a red gelatin circle on a plate.

4. Break off a small piece from your pretzel stick and push it into the top of the gelatin apple.

5. Slice a small piece off your green apple and stick it into the top of the gelatin apple for a leaf.

6. Finally, cut your gummy worm in half and stick it in the gelatin apple.  Repeat this whole process for each apple snack you make.

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Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of Fun Food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.