Agar Agar Raspberry Snack

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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.

  • 120 ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 400 g Frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Agar agar powder
  1. Pour the lemon juice and raspberries into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until raspberries have softened.
  2. Stir in maple syrup and stir until combined. Use a stick blender to puree the mixture. Strain the raspberry seeds out if desired.
  3. 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. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Anne@FromMySweetHeart 19/7/13 05:43 pretty Angie! I've never used agar agar before so I'm happy to learn about it here! Love the vibrant colors of these snacks! : )

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 19/7/13 06:22

This is such a pretty snack! I love jello or gelatin snack/dessert. Agar agar is new to me, I'll have to see where I can find them. I love the combination of raspberry and maple syrup --sounds delicious Angie!

OohLookBel 19/7/13 07:13

These jellies look lovely and festive (perfect for Christmas in July over here). Agar agar is vegetarian, too.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 19/7/13 08:27

A delightfully fruity snack! That is such a good idea.



Anonymous 19/7/13 08:56

I've never thought of making anything like this Angie, so interesting and pretty.
:-) Mandy xo

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 19/7/13 10:25

Oh, this is not only look pretty like gem but so healthy with 100% fruit juices..i must try this one day.

Belinda 19/7/13 12:01

What a unique flavor and texture! Thanks for introducing another healthy snack!

Donna 19/7/13 12:13

Love this as a healthy, light, gluten-free seasonal snack...FINALLY!....Guilt-free summer treating! Question...could I possibly USE gelatin instead (either sheets or powdered) instead of agar-agar...not "cook" the raspberries to retain the most vitamins possible?...Or would they do a disservice to this obviously perfectly executed little dessert?....Continued amazement and impressed "state" at your kitchen wizardry.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 19/7/13 13:16

What a perfect summer dish and the color is just amazing.

Emma @ Fork and Good 19/7/13 13:24

How awesome is this?! I was really craving something sweet last night (but not in the mood for more fruit on it's own) so thanks for an alternative. PLus, the pictures are wonderful - they look so cute!

easyfoodsmith 19/7/13 14:00

Brilliant color and an amazing snack that is so healthy too!

Ann Low 19/7/13 14:16

This looks so beautiful and healthy. Very refreshing indeed :)

Guru Uru 19/7/13 14:32

That colour is utterly beautiful my friend, gorgeous :)

Choc Chip Uru

P.S. To prepare for my exams now I won't be commenting for around 4 weeks - See you in a month my friend :)

Angie Schneider 19/7/13 14:47

Hi Donna, I am sure that you can just puree the fruit and prepare the jelly with gelatin instead of agar powder. The texture will be different, but delicious all the same.

Erica 19/7/13 14:55

Agar agar powder is new to me and sounds interesting. Those treats look beautiful and delicious, Angie!

Monica 19/7/13 15:05

Love your healthier alternatives and this looks so beautiful!

cquek 19/7/13 15:20

I can only imagine how delicious these are. and your photos are so amazing.

Esther Lau 19/7/13 15:41

Angie, everything look beautiful and perfect here!!!
Very healthy snack and won't feel guilty ever if you consume a lot!!!

Akila 19/7/13 16:34

i am just drooling here... very tempting and inviting... cant take my eyes from urs cliks.....

Pam 19/7/13 16:37

My kids would love these!

Amelia 19/7/13 17:00

Hi Angie, your agar agar dessert look so tempting and refreshing. Lovely presentation. Thanks for your great recipe.

Have a nice week ahead.

Koko 19/7/13 17:05

These look awesome!! I've always wanted to use agar agar, as I'm not a fan of gelatin. These look so yummy!

Anne Regalado 19/7/13 17:06

Haven't tried agar agar yet and actually just started using leaf gelatin for the first time :P These snacks look festive and pretty delicious ! Such a healthy alternative to my usual fave sugary nibbles ;D

Jeannie Tay 19/7/13 17:29

A really refreshing and pretty dessert that I would love to try too! But with other fruits as these berries are expensive here:)

Tricia Buice 19/7/13 18:59

I learn something new every time I read one of your posts! This is by far the prettiest snack I've ever seen. The color is amazing. I bet you can't stop with just one!

Nancy/SpicieFoodie 19/7/13 21:13

What a great recipe! I have a bag of frozen raspberries that needs using. Thanks Angie.

Heidi @ Food Doodles 19/7/13 22:44

Ooooh, these look like a wonderful way to use up some of my raspberries! I bet my kids would love them :D

Sangeetha M 19/7/13 23:03

wow..such a pretty and delicious snack..loved its vibrant color!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 19/7/13 23:21

I've never heard of agar powder, but it sounds intriguing in these beautiful bites! Great snack recipe, Angie!

Amy 19/7/13 23:32

These are wonderful and what a healthy snack! I know I would love to have these in my fridge in the summer. :)

Abbe Odenwalder 19/7/13 23:47

Jellyicious! I don't know what's come over me! Love reading about new things and agar agar is new to me. Thanks!

Balvinder Ubi 20/7/13 01:56

I have agar agar from quite a while in my pantry... used it only once. Love this snack and have to try it sometime.

Ann Jones 20/7/13 01:58

I used to work in bio-tech and we used agar to make media plates :) It's great for making things gel. These look so good, I love the bright colors and I bet they tasted great!

Rosita Vargas 20/7/13 02:04

Muy ricos y refrescante lindo color me encantan,abrazos.

motherrimmy 20/7/13 03:37

I've never heard of agar agar powder, I'll have to track it down. These snacks would be perfect for kids and adults alike.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity 20/7/13 03:52

Beautiful, refreshing in the summer heat and healthy besides - my kind of snack! :)

Gloria Baker 20/7/13 06:03

Oh My Angie this is absolutely beautiful!!

Nammi 20/7/13 06:45

ooooooooh, looks so pretty :) , I think it would be a hit with kids :) have a nice week end.

Joanne 20/7/13 11:30

I've never used agar agar!
These are super that vibrant red!

Gina Stanley 20/7/13 17:48

Hi Angie My Dear, see you are up to making your usual goodness. I still want to try that powder, I don't know what I'm waiting for I've seen such good results with it. Time has just gotten away from me lately, hopefully that will change soon and I can try some new stuff like this. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Bread and Companatico 20/7/13 21:18

a low-carb snack that sounds delicious
to try

Velva 20/7/13 21:46

I love the jelly texture of these snacks. These look really delicious.


kitchen flavours 20/7/13 22:18

This is such a refreshing dessert! I believe we could finish the whole plate in minutes! Yum!

Rebecca Subbiah 20/7/13 23:41

fun they almost have a texture of Turkish delight and healthier

My Inner Chick 21/7/13 01:35

Beautiful presentation. Xx

Kiran @ 21/7/13 02:43

Gorgeous and delicious morsels. So summery :)

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 21/7/13 02:55

Perfect little fruit snacks Angie! I just bought agar agar, and had no idea what to do with it. This is a great recipe.

Just a Smidgen 21/7/13 05:36

You have such pretty photographs.. I've never heard of agar agar, I will have to find some. These look so pretty and it's amazing how healthy they are:)

Mich PieceofCake 21/7/13 06:15

Hi Angie, we eat agar agar all the time, but a raspberry flavored one is new to me.I just love the sourish taste of the lemons... very refreshing with the raspberries.

Jasna Varcakovic 21/7/13 08:00

I prefer using agar-agar rather than gelatine, but it's not always easy to find it.. Your dessert has it all - good ingredients, colour, taste ...

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 21/7/13 08:42

It looks this pretty and is healthy? It's like a dream come true.

Shirley Tay 21/7/13 13:55

Very pretty snacks indeed! Just wondering if the texture is the same as the normal agar-agar? Perfect for entertaining.

What's Baking?? 21/7/13 14:00

The raspberries give this agar agar a very beautiful vibrant red color. If u give me a plateful, I ll be eating it until all gone.! :)

Lenia 21/7/13 15:05

You are brilliant!Love this snack!

Jennifer Kendall 21/7/13 19:57

Oh my gosh these are gorgeous Angie! I love this idea, I've absolutely gotta try these soon!

The Red Apron 21/7/13 20:15

Very creative Angie!
I use agar agar all the time but never thought of flavoring it raspberry.
Might just have to try this.
Looks great!

mjskit 21/7/13 22:43

What an ingenious use of agar agar! I've used it in small amounts for puddings, but never for a semi-solid treat like this. I love this idea! It's pretty much like eating a piece of fruit, but in a different form and easier to snack on. I bet this would work with just about any fruit. Thanks for sharing this beautiful little snack!!

Reeni 22/7/13 03:19

What gorgeous little raspberry treats Angie! They're perfect for summer!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 22/7/13 03:51

I've never used agar agar but the beauty of these fruit snacks make me want to rush out and try it! They're gorgeous!

The Yum List 22/7/13 04:21

These look so vibrant. Love the colour of raspberry.

Dawn Yucuis 22/7/13 04:27

Beautiful looking snacks. Healthy and great color.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 22/7/13 04:35

These are such a great idea and easy to make. Perfect with summer berries.

Patty Price 22/7/13 04:57

Beautiful bright color Angie! Love this healthy fruit snack ;)

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 22/7/13 05:09

Angie, as always...very, creative, unique, and most yummy healthy snack you have inspired us with! Love the pretty color, shape, and raspberry flavor. The agar powder is not an easy product to buy but it sure is the best and healthier choice than gelatin~

Sanjeeta kk 22/7/13 10:23

Absolutely brilliant recipe, children I gonna thank you a million for this! Hugs.

Cass @foodmyfriend 22/7/13 10:37

I just love this idea Angie. I have a lot of agar agar in the pantry and am often not sure what to make with it. I'll be printing this beauty!

Man Ridwan 22/7/13 12:10

The raspberry and lemon juice adding great taste to this healthy snack agar-agar,looks so fruity :)

Lail | With A Spin 22/7/13 12:28

A delightful fruity bar. I've been scratching my head to make some kinds of a red bar for my daughter's birthday party next weekend without any food color and was thinking of making something with beet. Now that I see this agar agar snack, I think I'm going to make this. Thank you.

Barbara 22/7/13 13:41

Was this posted on Pinterest, Angie? Saw it there and thought it looked marvelous. I'd love to try it...such flavors!

Chitz 22/7/13 15:31

Yum.. They are such a beauty.. Looking awesome dear..

Jeanette 22/7/13 16:12

Funny, I've been thinking of making something with the agar agar in my pantry. These remind me of jello jigglers but firmer. A fun treat!

Stephanie @ henry happened 22/7/13 16:36

gotta try this agar agar! love the color of these, love that they're healthy and I bet they're tasty too!

Julia | 22/7/13 17:14

I've never used agar agar, and this looks absolutely wonderful! Raspberries give such a pretty color to this dessert!

lena 22/7/13 17:55

aiyo angie, they are taking my breath away! i want them!!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 22/7/13 20:24

How pretty and so easy to prepare! I've been seeing more and more recipes using agar agar. I'm going to have to see if I can find it.

Finla 22/7/13 20:55

Such a beautiful pictures and these look so light and delicious.

Beth 22/7/13 21:05

I love recipes that are mostly fruit. This one looks great!

Anonymous 22/7/13 22:23

What a healthy and gorgeous little snack. I have never used agar agar powder before, I hope I can find it here. Pinning this one right now!

Norma Chang 23/7/13 01:01

I have agar agar but not the powder, need to figure out the equivalent.

Chris Scheuer 23/7/13 02:15

These are gorgeous Angie and I've never heard of agar agar, thanks for sharing. I will definitely be on the lookout for it!

Asmita 23/7/13 16:54

Hi Angie,
We use agar agar in India a lot to make desserts. This surely would be a huge hit in my house. Beautiful!

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 23/7/13 18:14

Wow, Angie, I like the colour of this pretty dessert. Yummy!

Nadji 23/7/13 19:29

Une pâte de fruits saine et délicieuse. J'aime beaucoup.
A bientôt

Fimère 23/7/13 20:00

parfait et délicieux joliment présenté
bonne soirée

Liz Berg 23/7/13 20:32

What gorgeous, vibrant, healthy snacks! Such a wonderful idea, Angie!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 23/7/13 22:02

I have agar agar sitting in my pantry and I never know what to do with it. This looks like a great idea!

The Squishy Monster 23/7/13 22:30

I have seriously got to get on the agar train..these look phenomenal, Angie!

Nik Sharma 24/7/13 03:46

Yum, that looks wonderful and reminds of a dessert that we used to get back home made with different fruit flavors!

tigerfish 24/7/13 04:21

Agar agar is made from some kind of seaweed - so definitely better than gelatin! Love the vivid red of this agar agar snack.

Juliana 24/7/13 05:27

I got agar agar, and this dessert look so tempting, love the fresh fruit. Beautiful color Angie.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :D

Terra 24/7/13 05:40

I love your blog, because you share new ingredients that I have never tried!!! I have not enjoyed agar agar yet, but this little treat looks awesome:-) Hugs, Terra

Jenn S 24/7/13 14:38

I love coming to your site, Angie! Not only do you have some amazing looking food - these little snacks looks irresistible - but I tend to learn about ingredients I had not heard of before. You broaden my horizons AND tempt me all at the same time :)

Tertúlia da Susy 24/7/13 16:18

Kiss, Susana
Nota: Ver o passatempo a decorrer no meu blog:

Mr. & Mrs. P 24/7/13 22:33

Beautiful red color snack!! Never used agar agar before!

[Reply] 25/7/13 10:29

Wow this sounds fantastic. So easy and so simple with just 4 ingredients. What a winner healthy recipe!!

Anonymous 25/7/13 18:45

I also made these tasty fruity snacks & I completely agree with you here!

They were just amazingly tasty! xxx MMMMMMMMM!

Blog do Chocolate 26/7/13 15:30

Hello Angie,

Vibrant colours in this liovely snacks !


grace 26/7/13 19:03

agar agar is a neat trick--these look great!

Sue 27/7/13 05:10

Such a gorgeous pop of pop into my mouth:)

Alida 27/7/13 11:51

Wow. This is impressive! It is high cuisine. I love them! Brava.

Helene Dsouza 27/7/13 17:41

How clever are those! Love the bright red and the fact that you chose agar agar in the recipe. A recipe to keep for sure!

jehanne@thecookingdoctor 28/7/13 12:12

I am a big fan of agar-agar, and I think they deserve more attention than gelatin anytime! Shame that not many people use agar-agar, love the beautiful ruby red cubes here Angie!

Tze @ Awayofmind 28/7/13 12:14

Angie, this agar agar snack looks refreshing indeed. With raspberries in it, it is healthy too!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 28/7/13 18:15

What a beautiful and rich snack, gorgeous!

Vicki Bensinger 2/8/13 05:07

I've never used agar agar but have read about it and I'm fairly certain it's used often in molecular gastronomy. Fun dish and from the sound of the ingredients I'm sure it's tasty. I will have to give this a try.

Maribeth 12/8/13 17:27

So creative and vibrant. I can't wait to try this.

Roz Corieri Paige 13/8/13 17:46

I've never used agar agar Angie, but love the whole idea for using it! Using raspberries for this snack is genius! The color is so vivid coming through your photos! Pinned!!!!!


Munatycooking 17/8/13 19:41

Oh they look beautiful Angie, I'm sure it tastes amazing too :)

Jane Doe 28/5/17 06:09

What texture are these? Like a chewy fruit snack or more like jello? Could you just use stevia drops instead?


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