Monday, October 19, 2015

How to Easily Make Ghost Boogers with Homemade Gummies

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There are few things more fun to little kids (or big kids) than getting gross and weird at Halloween. Actually, any time will do, but Halloween brings it out in spades - especially when ghosts have to blow their noses! My daughters and I took the humble fruit snack from plain jane to Halloween-worthy with this recipe.

I have to thank Kristin over at LiveSimply.me for these homemade fruit snacks. They are so basic and easy! To gear them up for Halloween, all you need is green juice, honey, and gelatin, and a simple candy mold.

The thing I like about honey is, when it's used correctly, it really brings out the other flavors without too much sweetness. All I could taste was grape when we were done. Quite good! However, due to the color and shape, the girls decided they deserved a different name besides fruit gummies. Hence, in honor of the Halloween season, they are now Ghost Boogers.

Ghost Boogers


This recipe is super simple. We bought some terrific grapes at our farmer's market. They were a beautiful green, but unfortunately they had seeds in them. That got pretty old for the girls so they sat in the fridge until I thought to juice them for this recipe. My daughter loves to create, so she was the main chef on this project. She juiced the grapes in our juicer first. Never having used a juicer before, she thought it was pretty awesome.

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We got 1 3/4 cups juice from the grapes. If you do not have access to fresh green grapes, a good substitution might be regular white grape juice with green food coloring. 

You will need silicone molds for these. We had some that were meant for chocolates. They are easily found in larger stores like Walmart, Target, or Shopko. We followed Kristin's recipe from this point on.

Ghost Boogers


Ingredients:


1 1/2 cups juice (we used all of ours and it turned out just fine)
3 Tablespoons honey
1/4 cup gelatin (we like the Great Lakes kind in the red can)

Instructions:


1. In a small saucepan, heat the juice on the stove over medium until warm - not boiling. Remove the pan from the heat. 
2. Add the honey and stir to combine. 
3. While whisking vigorously slowly shake the gelatin over the juice to mix. I didn't whisk it at first and the gelatin got all clumpy. We ended up having to strain it. 
4. Make sure your molds are sitting on a baking sheet. Otherwise you'll have a hard time carrying them over to the fridge. Pour your juice into the molds. 
                                       
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5. Place the whole baking sheet into the refrigerator for about an hour. They were perfectly set and ready to eat after that. 

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Happy Halloween!!

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30 comments:

  1. Those are super creepy.. lol! Pinned & Stumbled! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Have a great week!
    Kim

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I appreciate the social plugs! We had a good time making them.

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  2. Gross, lol, but that's the point, right? Brilliant idea!

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  3. Oh my gosh my kids would love these! Saving for later!

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! They are one of a kind. :)

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    1. Thanks, Marina. I hope there is a child in your life you can make these with!

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  5. Haha! This is awesome!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Aren't they, though? :) I'm glad we agree!

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  6. Oh my gosh this is so gross, but oh so cool!! My kids would love it, and I love that it's allergy friendly! Thanks for linking up with us at the #WednesdayShowcaseParty

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    1. I didn't even think about them being allergy free. That even ups the cool factor. Thanks for pointing that out!

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  7. These are SO GROSS I LOVE THEM!!! A great use for old grapes! Thanks for sharing with the Wednesday Showcase!

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    1. You are welcome, Cristina. Thanks for the caps. Those are fun to get sometimes. :)

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  8. Oh my goodness they do look yucky! But that was your point - the kids will just love them! Thanks for sharing this idea with us at #AnythingGoes.

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  9. What a super cute idea for Halloween!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    We hope to see you again.
    Julie xo

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  10. Ha with two boys in my house, boogers are cool - pinned and thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh goodness! How revoltingly adorable! Thanks for visiting me at Five Star Frou-Frou! The linkup goes live at lunchtime on Fridays Australian time, which I guess is the depths of Friday early morning for you. I'd love to have you linkup any time. Love, Mimi xxx

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  12. This made me smile, what a great idea!!! Love that you shared this on MMM! :-) I am still smiling!!
    Cathy@threekidsandafish

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  13. OMG! What a great and gruesome idea! lol! Pinning this for next year!

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  14. These are so awesome, and the last picture sums it all up! Your girls have got to think that you are the best mom ever! The best! You give them a great healthy treat and a ton of fun!!! The best!

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  15. My kids will probably eat these just because of the gross name, and yet they are fairly healthy. That's a win in our house!

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  16. hahaha!!! So gross... but sooo cute!!!! lol I bet the kids loooved it! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your recipe to our Tasty Tuesday's Pinterest Board

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  17. This is to cute, just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Kinda of disgusting but cute. Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

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  19. Gross! But brilliant. I hope you had a very happy Halloween. Can't wait to see what you might share next week on #LifeLovingLinkie - hopefully it won't be quite as horrible :)

    Sally @ Life Loving

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  20. Hahah, OMG, these are HILARIOUS!!!! And I bet they are delicious too ;)

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  21. Ahahahaha this had me laughing out loud. ;P Love it! Very clever. :)

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  22. Such a great name for the kids...but I would have to be forced to eat them just because of the name! Mental block. Thanks for sharing on Welcome Home Wednesday!

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  23. Hahaha....I'm so glad you shared this at Five Star Frou-Frou. Love, Mimi xxx

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