These healthy and delicious snacks are made mainly from seasonal fruits, and agar agar which has the advantage of being calorie-free. There is no artificial food colouring or sugar, just lightly sweetened with a tablespoon of maple syrup.
Agar agar powder has a more powerful gelling agent compared to gelatin. So if you plan to use gelatin to make fruit snacks, you will need more amount of gelatin. And unlike gelatin, agar agar powder needs to be heated for 2 minutes with fruit mixture to get dissolved.
- Pour the lemon juice and raspberries into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until raspberries have softened.
- Stir in maple syrup and stir until combined. Use a stick blender to puree the mixture. Strain the raspberry seeds out if desired.
- Stir in agar agar powder until completely dissolved. Heat the mixture to a rolling boil and continue to cook the mixture for 2 minutes. Pour into a baking dish or into silicone moulds. Place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes until firm. Remove and cut into bars. Garnish with coconut shreds and serve.