Recipe: Jelly Sweeties

Sometimes you just want some sweeties. You might be going to the movies and want to be able to throw some candy in your mouth along with everyone else, or you might be at home feeling down in the dumps, or perhaps the kids are having a party and you want to be able to indulge in a sweet treat too. Well, here’s a treat we can all enjoy and you can stuff yourself silly with them for only 4 syns for the entire lot!

Key:
F = Free food (eat as much as you like)
S = Speed food (these should make up at least a third of your meal)
P = Protein free food (eat as much of these as you like!)
HEa = Healthy Extra A (a daily allowance of dairy produce)
HEb = Healthy Extra B (a daily allowance of a product with fibre)
# = a number denotes roughly how many syns are in foods used

10333823_10155634530860386_4223695373912213668_oJELLY SWEETIES

Ingredients:

  • 2 packets of sugar free jelly (any flavour) (1.5 – 2 syns per pack)
  • 1 packet gelatin (F)
  • 1 Mullerlight yoghurt (any flavour) (F)
  • 1/2 pt boiling water

Directions:

  • Line a dish with clingfilm so your jelly sweeties won’t stick to it.
  • Boil the kettle and pour half a pint of boiling water into a jug.
  • Pour in the contents of the packets of jelly and gelatin, and mix very well.
  • Pour half the jelly mixture into the dish, and pop it into the fridge.
  • Pour the yoghurt into the remaining jelly mixture and mix very well.
  • Once the jelly in the fridge is about half-set, pour the yoghurt/jelly mix over the top, and put it back in the fridge to completely set.
  • When it’s set, turn out the jelly onto a board and cut into small, bite-sized pieces.

I used orange jelly and a coconut flavoured yoghurt, for a slightly tropical flavour, but you could match the jelly to the yoghurt, or use contrasting flavour combinations.

They are a fair bit “squishier” than commercially-made jelly sweeties, but if you’d like them firmer, you could use a second sachet of gelatine. I found these rather a nice little treat, and I think I’ll be trying out different flavour combinations in the future!

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