I will be totally honest, we have found fruit snacks from Costco (Tree Top brand) that do not have HFCS or artificial dyes. I decided these were more of a challenge for me to see if I could find a recipe that my kids would like and if it was even possible to make them from home. These were pretty good cold, but I have no idea if the would be good room temperature as well.
Let me just say these were so easy. I found this recipe from www.inthekitchenwithaudrey.com so crazy simple. The recipe requires 1 1/2 C. juice, 3 TBSP. pectin, and 2 packets of gelatin.
I mixed everything together in a microwave safe bowl and heated it in 1 min. intervals for 4 minutes. You will want to watch it pretty close for the second half so it won't foam all over your microwave.
I then poured it into a 9x9 glass pan that I had sprayed with oil. I was afraid it would be like jello and stick to the sides of the pan. Then I let them set up for a few hours, just like you would jello.
I made 2 flavors with the juices that I had on hand. White cranberry strawberry and white grape peach.
I cut it into squares and put the pieces in a covered bowl and put them in the refrigerator. My kids ate them like crazy, one right after the other. All in all I will make them again.