This was fun. The reason I made so much is because I legitimately thought that halving the amount of water called for in Kool Aid would be good enough. It wasn’t. It was bland as can be. So, thanks to Dana Carpenter’s suggestion, I melted them this morning and added more Kool Aid. They turned out perfect! I now have a fruit flavored treat I can just go grab and scarf when I need it (and no Maltitol regrets)!
So, the basic recipe is 1 packet Kool Aid to 1 cup of boiling water with 3 Tablespoons of unflavored gelatin and sweetener of choice. Below is what I made and the numbers for it.
4 cups boiling water
4 packets Kool Aid (or any other sugar free drink mix)
12 tablespoons unflavored gelatin* see bottom of post
1 1/2 cups Splenda (to taste, any sweetener you want)
Lightly grease a bread pan (or any other container or candy mold you would like to use).
Boil the water. Pour the water into a large bowl. Sprinkle the Kool Aid into the water and whisk until thoroughly mixed. Repeat for the Splenda and the gelatin (this ones’ the hardest to incorporate without lumps but keep at it). Pour into prepared pan and place in the refrigerator.
Once solid, remove from pan (slide a knife around the edge of the pan, turn upside down and lightly bang it on the cutting surface). Cut into slices roughly and inch wide. Keep cutting until you have about one inch cubes. The serving size is based on eating about 5 pieces.
* Now, these are very bouncy. Here’s a video demonstrating this. I have seen other recipes that use only 2 Tablespoons of gelatin per cup of liquid, so you can do that if these are just too chewy for you. You can also scale this up or down as needed. Store in the refrigerator.
Listed on MyFitnessPal as “MAKJ Kool Aid Gummies”
Nutrition for this recipe:
16 servings of about 5 pieces per serving
Total: Calories: 504 Carbs (Granular Splenda): 36 Fat: 0 Protein: 72 Fiber: 0
Per Serving: Calories: 32 Carbs: 2 Fat: 0 Protein: 5 Fiber: 0