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When I think of fruity desserts for my children I often turn to these jello cups. They are sweet and fruity without tons of added sugar or candy. I like to make them with halved grapes so they look like little jellyfish suspended in the fruit. It reminds us of the scene in Finding Nemo when Dory and Marlin jump through the jellyfish jungle. Unfortunately, Dory does get stung but, thankfully, she recovers. This recipe is part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living Campaign, a program that partners with parents to help them in their quest to raise healthy children. This particular recipe is perfect for a quick after school snack or taking to school to celebrate a birthday party.
Jellyfish Jungle Fruit Cups
4 cups 100% white grape juice
2 packets unflavored gelatin
1 seedless green grapes, cut in half
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
1. Pour one cup of juice into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Set aside.
2. Set a saucepan over medium heat and add the remaining 3 cups of juice. When it boils whisk in the gelatin and stir well until all the gelatin dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool for half an hour. Then pour it into clear plastic cups. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
3. At the 2 hour mark, drop a grape half into the gelatin and push it down with a small lollipop stick. If the grape floats back up remove it and chill the gelatin for another 30 minutes then try again. Once the grape stays just suspended in the gelatin mixture add ¼ cup of the green grapes, and ¼ cup of the red grapes to each cup and refrigerate until firm. About 2 more hours.
This recipe was inspired by the video for Nemo’s No Fish Tofu Tacos from Disney’s new series Dishes Inspired by Disney. Check out the video below: