These gummy lime-flavored treats are sure to liven up your St. Patrick's Day festivities! Whether you're throwing a huge party or just making shamrock-shaped pancakes for your kids, we think that you should add this Shamrock Gummies recipe to your St. Patty's Day lineup. This fun dessert recipe is made with unsweetened applesauce, so you won't have to feel too guilty about spoiling the kids (and, you can focus on remembering to wear green so you won't get pinched!). Using fresh lime juice and lime zest brings bright, tart flavor to the recipe. It livens up the lime jello, and gives your homemade gummies tangy appeal. To give the recipe a more gummy-like texture, we also included extra unflavored gelatin. This ingredient ensures that your Shamrock Gummies will be more like gumdrops than jelly jigglers.
Combine the applesauce, sugar, lime juice, lime zest, lime gelatin, and unflavored gelatin in a sauce pan, and bring the mixture to a boil. Let the gummy mixture boil for a full minute so that the extra moisture can be boiled off. Then, pour the mixture into a greased casserole dish. Greasing the dish will allow the gummy mixture to come completely out of the pan without sticking. Once set, be sure to top this treat with sparkling green sugar and extra fresh lime zest for a more robust flavor. This clover-themed food craft is perfect to dress up your St. Patrick's Day party table, but it will also be a sure-fire hit in your child's classroom. Make a pan of these a few days before your child's school activities, and then cut them the night before (once they've been refrigerated until set). You can find a shamrock cookie cutter online for just a few dollars, but you can always try carefully cutting out the shamrock shapes with a sharp knife. Plate your Shamrock Gummies on a white cake stand or serving platter to really let the colors pop.