Candy Veggie Pies

Please tell me I am not the only parent who struggles to feed her kiddos enough veggies.

I was thrilled when Imperial Sugar introduced us to their Holiday recipe collection.  One of the recipes included sweet and sour pumpkin gummies loaded with vitamin C.   They looked so yummy but we didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand – so this is our adaptation of their recipe.

candy made from apples carrots and beets

“Pumpkin Pie” Veggie Gummies

Ingredients needed:

  • 1/2 cup of carrot juice
  • 1/4 cup of beet juice
  • 1/2 cup of apple juice
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups of Imperial Fine Grain Sugar
  • 3 Packets of Unflavored gelatin

DIY Veggie Candy

We adapted the recipe with ingredients that we had in our house.  We didn’t have any orange juice – I love how brilliant the color of our pie pieces were with the carrot and the beet juice.  We followed the instructions over at the Imperial Sugar site for the process.

Feel free to adapt!  You can create a variety of veggie “pies”.  I bet Blueberry Spinach or Orange and Red Sweet Pepper  would be yummy!

these veggie gummies are super easy to make

You can fill your molds with the gelatin syrup.  To achieve the “pie piece” look, we used silicone baking cups.  We only filled our cups an inch or so, then we stuck them into the fridge so the mixture would set faster.  You can pop them out to cut them into slices and eat them after a couple of hours.  This recipe made a TON of pies.  I think we got about 8 full pies and close to fifty individual pieces.   I’d love to find a way to incorporate more whole food into the process if we do this again.

 

these candy gummie pies are actually veggies!

Yum!  Now your kids are enjoying a festive slice of pie, a piece of candy and eating a portion of veggies – all at one time!

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Thanks Imperial Sugar for sponsoring and inspiring this post.

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