We have been going through snacks like nobody’s business around here recently. I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like when the boys are teenagers.
This snack is super easy, can be customized to the fruits your kids love… and they can make it themselves.
I actually used some frozen fruit that had been sitting in the freezer – or you can use fresh. Three cups of fruit made seven rolls, but those honestly could be split in half to be more the size of regular fruit leather.
Simply blend your fruit with 1-2 tablespoons of honey. The fruit leather is a bit tart, so this helps with a little extra sweetness.
Pour onto parchment paper and thin it out as much as you can with a knife or spatula. The thinner it is, the faster it will cook and the easier to eat.
This was cooked for 5 hours on 175 degrees. I kept checking it to make sure it was drying out. Once I saw it could pull away from the paper easily, I knew it was done.
Once it cooled, I was able to roll the parchment paper (think Fruit by the Foot) and cut it into strips with a knife. It is easier to cut as it is rolled up, but it’s yours.
Maybe you could even cut shapes with cookie cutters. Disclaimer: I have no idea if that would actually work… just thinking out loud.
Make sure to store them in an air tight container to keep them fresh. They are a bit sticky, like fruit leather usually is…
That’s it! Enjoy guilt free goodies.
- Blend 3 cups of fruit (fresh or frozen) with 1-2 tablespoons of honey. Agave nectar will work too.
- Spread blended fruit onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Make it as thin as possible for best results.
- Cook at 175 degrees (or as low as your oven will go) for 4-5 hours, checking to see when the liquid has cooked out.
- Let cool when all fruit is dehydrated, roll parchment paper and cut.