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Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks

Your kiddos will love these homemade fruit snacks sweetened entirely with honey, and without any added artificial colors or flavors.

Tropical Fruit Snacks Recipe from Allergy Free Alaska

You know the feeling when you’re working really hard to get something just right, and then suddenly  a little one appears, and they give a giggle and sneak in for attack?!

Yeah, that totally happens here all the time. This time I certainly couldn’t blame little Abbi though.

These Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks are soooo good, she just wanted to try another sample for quality control purposes. She works hard taste testing recipes to ensure everything coming out of the Allergy Free Alaska kitchen is of A++ quality. 🙂  

Tropical Fruit Snacks - Allergy Free AlaskaFruit snacks are such a hot commodity around our house. I don’t buy them often, because the brands with pure ingredients are expensive. This homemade recipe of mine produces a whole 9×13″ pan of fruit snacks, which is more convenient and realistic for families feeding 2 children or more. Everyone deserves to eat more than 10 fruit snacks in one sitting (because you know you want to)! 

You can use whatever brand of gelatin powder you like, I use the Now Foods brand of beef gelatin powder, simply because it’s cheaper than other brands (like the Great Lakes brand) and comes in a resealable pouch. It is not portioned out in individual envelopes.  

And… well, if you’d like to know what my children thought of these fruit snacks, here’s another glimpse of Abbi girls’ smile. Her face says it all! 

All my love, 
Allergy Free Alaska - Tropical Fruit Snacks Recipe

Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks

Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks

Your kiddos will love these homemade fruit snacks sweetened entirely with honey, and without any added artificial colors or flavors.


  • 8 ounces frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 cup pure orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup unflavored beef gelatin powder


  1. In a blender, combine the frozen mango chunks, unsweetened pineapple juice, pure orange juice, honey, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and fresh squeezed lime juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the blender contents into a 3-quart saucepan and whisk in the unflavored beef gelatin powder. Set aside for 10 minutes to soften the gelatin. The mixture should appear thick and be the consistency of applesauce.
  3. Place the saucepan on the stovetop and heat over medium, whisking constantly until the gelatin is dissolved and the mixture is hot and no longer gritty. Do not heat to boiling.
  4. Pour the saucepan contents into a 9x13x2” glass baking dish. Place directly into the refrigerator (uncovered) to set for 2-3 hours.
  5. Use a paring knife to cut the fruit snacks into bite sized cubes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within 10 days.
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Thursday 20th of February 2020

These look absolutely delicious! You have amazing food photography too :] As much as I know my girl’s will love these, I know I will too!


Friday 21st of February 2020

Thank you, Olivia!


Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Hi, I have just tried this recipe, unfortunately, it's not setting for me. I followed the recipe almost exactly, the only difference is that I do not have unflavored beef gelatin powder. Instead I used the only gelatin they had in the shop - the clear sheets of it. I really want this to work as the mixture tastes amazing. Any tips?? I've never tried to make jelly before, so I'm not sure how to rescue it. Should I reheat it and add another sheet of gelatin or two? Thank you :)


Friday 25th of May 2018

Hi Emily, I've never worked with gelatin sheets before, but I do know it requires different treatments to work properly. There is information in this link HERE that explains the differences. Gelatin sheets would require you to tweak the recipe for them to work properly and set.

Margarita Barba

Sunday 18th of March 2018

Hello!! How can I replace the unflavored beef gelatin powder? thank you


Wednesday 21st of March 2018

Hi Margarita, I'm not sure. I know you can use agar agar powder to make a vegetarian type jello, but it hasn't worked for me whenever I've tried to use it. You might have to experiment.


Saturday 22nd of July 2017


I'd rather not use gelatin, but ager-ager. Do you think this may work?



Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Yes, but I'm not sure about the amount or method you would have to use. It might be different than the gelatin.


Wednesday 14th of December 2016

I was under the impression the gelatin wouldn't set in pineapple juice? You don't have any issues with that? Thank you.


Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Hi April, No, no issues with that! I've never heard of that, actually!