These took a grand total of 10 minutes to make and less than an hour to firm up. Feel free to go all creative and add food coloring and interestingly shaped fruit if you want, though I have to say that the kids in my house didn’t need any tricks to get them to eat these Babies.
Drain the juice completely from the can of fruit into a 2-cup measure. Add apple juice to equal a total of 2 cups of juice. Pour it into a saucepan, and sprinkle the agar over the surface. Set it aside to soften for a few minutes.
Divide the fruit equally among the containers. (You may use 8-10 tiny containers or fewer larger ones.)
Stir the agar into the fruit juice, and begin heating it. Cook, stirring regularly, until it reaches a boil. When it’s boiling and all the agar seems to be dissolved, remove it from the heat. Spoon it equally over the fruit in the cups–you’ll want to fill them almost to the top so that the gel won’t slosh around in your child’s lunchbox. Tap the bottom of each cup gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
Let them cool on the counter; then put tops on the containers and place them in the fridge.