Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mixed Fruit Jello Cupcakes

Kids love sweet treats, but its the responsibility of parents to watch what they eat, and how much, so we can prevent childhood obesity. Everyone knows the importance of eating at least 2 servings of fruits per day, and here's an innovative way to get your kids to eat fruits, and enjoy then too! These Mixed Fruit Jello Cupcakes are very easy to make, and extremely versatile. I've made mine using POM juice, cranberries, pineapple, mango and some chopped nuts. And the most important thing, these all natural fruit cups contain less than 2 tbsp of sugar! So, these low-sugar, high antioxidant, high vitamin-C treats are perfect for your kids, and your maternal instincts!

This is my contribution to the MM-Low Sugar Treats event that we are proudly hosting over at The Daily Tiffin this month!

2 cups POM juice
1 cup Kerns Mango-Pineapple juice
1 pkg JELL-O Raspberry Flavor Gelatin
1/2 cup craisins
a handful of chopped walnuts and pistachios

Boil the 2 cups of POM juice till it starts to bubble. In another bowl, take the mango-pineapple juice and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Let stand for about 1 min, and allow the gelatin to bloom.

Now pour the warm POM juice into this bowl and stir well to mix the gelatin. Add the craisins and chopped nuts.

Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Pour the juice mixture into each cup, about 1/2 to 3/4 full. Sprinkle with some more nuts if needed. Then refrigerate it for at least 3-4 hours, until the Jello sets.

Before serving, remove the paper liners and serve the delicious and healthy Mixed Fruit Jello Cupcakes - an ideal treat any time of the day!

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