Healthy Snack: Fruit Leather

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We are all about finding healthier alternatives to the kid-favorite snacks out there. Today we tackled the ever-so-popular Fruit Roll-Ups. My favorite part about these is that they are JUST fruit. This is a fun way to get kids to eat fruit but present it to them in a different and sometimes more appealing way. Another awesome thing about these is that they are ready to grab and go or throw in a lunch box! With all of these benefits, who wouldn’t want these in their kitchen?? Here’s how to make them for you and your family:

Supplies:
-Fruit: 5 mangoes (or your favorite fruit!)
-Peeler, spatula, knife, cutting board, scissors (depending on the fruit you choose)
Blender/Food Processor
Parchment paper
-Oven

Instructions:??

1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.

2. Prepare your fruit. For mangoes, I washed, peeled, and then cut them into cubes for quick and easy pureeing.#PowellPack #FruitLeather #HealthySnacks #Recipes #HeidiPowell

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3. Dump the cut fruit into the blender and puree away.

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4. Pour your fruit puree onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and spread evenly.#PowellPack #FruitLeather #HealthySnacks #Recipes #HeidiPowell

5. Bake in the oven for about three hours. Keep in mind that every oven is different and yours may require more or less cooking time. I started checking on mine at the one hour mark and then every so often up until the three hour mark. It is done when the fruit is dry and not sticky.

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6. After the leather has cooled overnight, cut it into strips and roll them up. (A rotary cutter would work great for this!)

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Now you have your own delicious, inexpensive, and HEALTHY snack ready to grab and go! ๐Ÿ™‚

23 Responses

    1. Since the fruit has been cooked, you should be okay to store it in the pantry. The fridge would work also. As far as how long they stay fresh, I’m not really sure. From what I’ve been able to find, it should store for 2-4 weeks in a cool, dark place. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Julie: You can buy parchment paper pretty much anywhere, look where the foils and plastic wraps are found. Enjoy!

  1. This is soo perfect. My 10 yr old daughter wanted the fruit leathers from Trader Joe’s but I saw it had 11g of sugar. This recipe is perfect for my kids.

    1. a cup of mango has 23gr of sugar? the TJs fruit leathers have nothing added in them either, fruit is just high in (natural) sugar, wether you make it at home or buy it from a reliable brand

  2. I made these a couple days ago and used fresh strawberries. I’m not sure if I did something wrong, but it is difficult getting the fruit leather off of the wax paper. Any ideas on why this would happen? It tastes great, but is just being a pain! I’d love to do better next time…any words of wisdom anyone?

    1. Using wax paper was most likely the issue. Baking on wax paper that long may have caused the fruit to melt onto the paper. Try using parchment paper or dollar baking sheets next time.

  3. Making it right now w/ 2 mangos, 3 peaches & 1 apple. All I can say was the pur?e was delish!!! I hope they turn out!

  4. I made this today I don’t know if I did something wrong but it didn’t turn out at all. Smells good though ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. the calorie count for fruit is easy to find online. I would total the pieces of fruit and divide it by the number of strips? that’s what I would do ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I did this with grapes a little natural honey and little squeeze of lemon and they were delic ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Definitely going to try this! I think my son will love it, especially how it has the paper like fruit roll ups. Thank you!

  7. So that’s it? Just the fruit? Definitely going to try this. Could you really just do any fruit…oh my goodness so easy!! Thanks!

  8. That is an awesome recipe and sounds so easy to make because I do not have a dehydrator! I am going to have to try it, plus you used my favorite fruit too! Thanks for all that you do on your website, it is such an encouragement to me. Now I just wish I lived in the part of the country that I could get moving outside all year long!

  9. Do you think this would work with frozen fruit if I thawed it first before pureeing? I have a TON of frozen strawberries to use and would love strawberry flavored roll ups!

    1. Hi, Emmie! This totally works with frozen fruit!! I first heard of this idea from a friend of mine who made them using a bunch of frozen fruit she was wanting to use up.

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