Party-Ready Fruit Jelly Cup Recipe
by Mona Fe on Oct 14, 2022
All kids LOVE jelly.
All parents want their kids to eat fruit.
All busy mums want a healthy and scrumptious party food idea that takes very little effort to prepare.
You know what these mean? Our Fruit Jelly Cup recipe prepared in colourful silicone cupcake molds is a crowd-pleasing winner in everyone’s book!
It’s jiggly, wiggly, and FUN.
In fact, this is a snack staple over at the WMBT HQ. And when warmer weather starts to sneak in, this Fruit Jelly makes a more frequent appearance at the dinner table, potlucks, picnics, and backyard parties.
And guess what, mums, if you like this recipe, you will enjoy the other nine included in WMBT’s soon-to-be-released booklet, ‘Party Foods’. There you’ll find various nutrilicious recipes that are a treat for the eyes and the tiny tummies. Rocking party preps has never been this easy-peasy! So be sure to check the party food ideas there, too.
Get Ready to Jelly
Desserts don’t have to be complicated to be awesome! And they don’t have to be sugar-laden to be a party hit. In fact, this refreshingly scrumptious treat will have your guests reaching for seconds, guaranteed! Your picky eaters won’t stand a chance.
And because it’s so easy and fun to make, your kids can get in on making them without turning your kitchen into a disaster zone.
Let your little ones help identify and wash the fruits! They can also take turns pouring the juice into the containers for individual servings and sprinkling on the toppings. Simply gather and slice up all the ingredients beforehand and be sure to supervise when handling the juice while it’s hot.
Fruit Jelly is incredibly simple yet pretty when spread out on your party table, especially when served in the WMBT Silicone Muffin Cups. These colourful cuties are guaranteed to spark joy in all your guests and have little tummies full of fruity goodness in no time.
Homemade jelly can be tricky to get out of the ordinary baking pans and would usually require spraying it first with non-stick cooking spray, or lining your pan with parchment paper.
Silicone cupcake molds or muffin cups completely eliminate this extra step!
Not only are they a planet-saving alternative to paper cases, but they also make snacking on the go so much easier, too. And with toddlers who tend to rip paper to smithereens, the jelly will go in their tummies and not on the floor. You don’t even have to worry about the sticky aftermath - just pop the silicone molds in the dishwasher to do the dirty work. YAAAS.
What’s In Our Fruit Jelly Cup?
There are tons of store-bought jellies that you can choose from. But these unhealthy options also use a lot of sugar and artificial flavours.
This Party-Ready Fruit Jelly Cup recipe uses only a few ingredients and yet it's loaded with both fresh fruits and essential nutrients.
There are plenty of delicious juice flavours to choose from. At the WMBT HQ, we like to make sure they are 100% fruit juice to avoid added sugars.
Cranberry, pomegranate, white grape, cherry, grape, and orange are all delicious - but for this recipe, we found that the Apple and Blackcurrant combo packs the perfect fruity punch.
Blackcurrants are high in antioxidants, and vitamin C & apples are a great source of potassium, magnesium, and fibre.
This secret ingredient magically transforms our simple fruit juice into this tasty treat in just a couple of hours.
Gelatin needs to ‘bloom’ first in cold liquid in order to thicken. For this recipe, we sprinkle our gelatin powder onto the fruit juice and let it sit for a few minutes - this is a step you shouldn’t skip to get the much-loved jelly jiggle! Once it’s thickened into a slurry consistency, we then apply heat to dissolve the gelatin.
Do this by stirring the gelatin juice continuously over low heat, taking care not to boil the mixture.
Our pick: chopped-up strawberries and blueberries! These naturally-sweetened fruits are full of vitamin C, folic acid, fibre, and antioxidants.
Party-Ready Fruit Jelly Cup Recipe
Makes 12 cups | Prep 15 minutes | Fridge 2 hours
- 500 ml (2 cups) apple and blackcurrant juice
- 2 tsp natural gelatin
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 75 g (¾ cup) blueberries and chopped strawberries
Pour juice into a small pan and gradually add the gelatin, allowing it to be absorbed into the juice.
Let sit for a few minutes and allow the mixture to thicken.
Over a low heat, gently stir for about five minutes until it is hot and has become runny. Be careful not to boil the mixture as this will give it a very rubbery texture.
Add the maple syrup and stir to combine.
Pour the mixture into We Might Be Tiny Muffin Cups before adding a few berries to each.
Allow the mixture five minutes of resting time before placing it in the refrigerator. This helps to improve both the shine and taste.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving
Why We Love Fruit Jelly Cups
This recipe is perfect to make with your kids because it brings fun and creativity to snacktime, encouraging our little munchkins to eat well.
You’ll love to serve this at parties, potlucks, and as a juicy everyday snack!
The best part about this Fruit Jelly Cup Recipe is that you can customise it with your fresh fruit and juice of choice. You can use what’s in season or what you have on hand.
Here are some of our favourites over at WMBT HQ:
- Totally Tropical: Apple juice and coconut essence topped with chopped mangoes & pineapples is an exciting alternative to berries.
- Sunny & Bright: Orange Juice with mandarin slices and peaches make for a festive, citrusy summer snack.
- Cocktail Cup: For a fun display of colours and textures, try strawberry & lemon juice topped with rockmelon, seedless grapes, and dragonfruit
Feeling extra? Play around with juice flavours to match your party’s colour scheme.
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