This post was originally published in January 2017 and updated as of May 2022.
It’s not too far from Valentine’s Day to start making everything we eat into the shape of a heart, is it? GOOD because I cannot wait. Today I’m so excited to share this quick, easy, fun and delish recipe that is also real cute because, hearts! We teamed up with our friends at Welch’s to use their new (Amazing!) Welch’s Chia Fruit Spread to make these three ingredient fruit gummies with chia!
These were a blast to make with the kids, and there are only 3 ingredients! Plus, using Welch’s Chia fruit spreads is a delicious way to incorporate chia into your diet and give a great texture to these gummies. You’re going to love making these, and you going to really love eating them (hearts allll around). Here’s how you do it:
Aren’t they cute? My kids loved cutting them out and had the MOST fun eating them. They are full of fruit flavor and by using Welch’s Fruit Spreads to make them you aren’t adding any artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors or preservatives like you might find in store-bought gummies. I loved that my kids were eating them and getting a dose of chia seeds with each bite (more than 700 chia seeds per serving!). These little cuties are sure to be a Valentine’s season tradition. So much fun.
- 1 cup Welch's Chia Fruit Spread (I used both flavors: Concord Grape & Strawberry!)
- 1 cup water
- 3-4 .25 oz. gelatin packets (You can use more or less depending on how firm your like your gummies)
- 1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. On medium heat, wisk ingredients together until gelatin is dissolved. (About 5-7 minutes.)
- 2. Pour heated ingredients into an 8x8 pan. Place in the refrigerator to set, about 2 hours.
- 3. Once the gummies have set completely, use a cookie cutter or knife to make into gummie shapes. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
We hope you love trying this recipe! Let us know how you like it!
You ladies always have the best recipes on your blog.
Okay, these would be so much better than the gummies you buy in the store. I love knowing what exactly is in them since you make them yourself. Plus, the chia seeds are an awesome touch!
Could I put these in silicone molds?
Hi Jo! Yes, I think a silicone mold would work great!
What does the chia do for them? Is it necessary?
Hi Dee! No, it’s not necessary. You can use normal jam nd get a similar result.
I am going to put them in the Star Wars molds that Jello put out a while back. I will update once I actually try them, but they look promising!