These broth bites are a perfect finger food that provides loads of nutrients for your little one! Broth is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, but it can be messy to feed to babies and toddlers! These broth bites are perfect for hot days and easy clean up.
In a cold saucepan or glass microwave-safe dish if using the microwave, use a fork to mix room temperature or cold broth into the gelatin until it's evenly mixed with minimal clumps of gelatin. *This works better with cold liquid, gelatin clumps in hot or warm liquid*
Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes, until the gelatin absorbs and thickens the broth mixture.
Once liquid has been absorbed, you can now heat to melt it. If using a saucepan, heat uncovered over medium-low heat, stirring every couple minutes, for about 5 minutes. If microwaving, microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring at the 1-minute mark. Mixture is ready when it is again clear.
Pour into silicone molds if desired, or a glass dish. Chill, uncovered, in the fridge or freezer for 4 or 1 hour respectively.
Once set, pop out and keep in an air-tight container in the freezer, moving a few to the fridge each day or thawing until soft prior to serving. Bites that were made in a glass dish rather than silicone molds can be cut into small cubes or rectangles for easy grasping. Remember: These should be soft and easily break apart in your mouth without chewing- see notes on choking above. They aren't the typical gummy-bear texture.
Recipe by Cara Comini of Health Home and Happiness. Visit us at healthomeandhappiness.com