I have been playing around with different recipes for a a year now and have finally found one my kids love! They ate so many of these last night that I had to hide them just so they wouldn't flush.
Here's what you need:
2 Cups of water or 2 cups of juice
2 Packs of powdered drink mix(2 teaspoons)
6 Tablespoons of gelatin
8 Teaspoons of ascorbic acid
2 Teaspoons of sodium bicarb
Pour a little of the water into a separate cup with 8 teaspoons of ascorbic acid and 2 teaspoons of sodium bicarb. Let that fizz.
Heat up the rest of the jwater and mix in 2 packets of a powder flavored beverage. The water does not need come to a boil. Add in 6 tablespoons of gelatin and mix until fully dissolved. Remove from heat and once cooled down enough, add the vitamin c. Mix until well blended. Pour into glass dish and stick in the fridge. Cut into 32 squares that are 1 gram of vitamin c each. Enjoy!
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