I was surfing facebook today, as per usual, not really paying attention. Then, out of no where, my friend Anne from Midlife Boulevard posted a link to something glorious. Something amazing. Something that could not be taken lightly. A recipe for… wait for it…
Wine. Fruit. Snacks.
No really. Wine Gummies. Boozy Gummies. These ain’t for your kids, alcoholic fruit snacks. STOP.
I instantly saved the link to my new favorite blog Thrive Style and her glorious gelatin concoction. I made a mad dash to the store, came home and became my own version of a mad scientist. (I’m pretty sure my friends on facebook and twitter already sensed my excitement and put AA on speed dial.)
I used a Shiraz I had on hand already. I didn’t want to bust out my $30 wines for the first pass. Thought I’d stick with my $10ish wines. I mean, no sense in wasting the good stuff if this didn’t work, right?!
It didn’t take long for me to whip up the first batch. In about 20 minutes I had the solution ready to chill. I opted not to put them in one of our only rubber ice molds, the lego guy shapes, because I didn’t want the kids to think this was a treat for them.
I poured it in a square pan, chilled for 1-2 hours and BOOM. Done. Cut the gummies into squares, eat and enjoy. I added 2 Tbsp of maple syrup to these but might add one to two more the next time I make them as the Shiraz still had quite a bit of bite to it.
Now I just need to sit back and enjoy being the queen of all future get togethers with my friends and neighbors. I mean, WINE GUMMIES people. *brushes shoulder*