Monday, August 8, 2011

Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

I wanted a good snack food to give Jasper and I have let him have like 1 fruit roll up before and I know how packed full of sugar and artificial flavors they are so I decided to make my own! I looked up a lot of different recipes couldn't find one I really liked so here is what I came up with!

2 packages of strawberries (or whatever fruit you like)
applesauce (you can always make your own)

Next you will chop the strawberries

In a pan add the strawberries and I used 1/2 cup of applesauce (you can always use less or more)

Simmer the strawberries and applesauce until the strawberries are soft enough to mash

Next pour in your food processor & blend (By the way thank you to my wonderful mother-in-law Tammy who gave me her old one after reading my post on laundry detergent and seeing that mine was so small!)

Now you will pour the puree onto a parchment lined cookie sheet with a lip (I also sprayed mine with Pam)

With a spatula spread puree around until it's in a rectangle and I also tapped the cookie sheet on the counter top to even everything out

Here is the time consuming part... you can either leave it in the over on the lowest temperature possible - mine took 2 days to completely dry out, or you could leave outside in the sun but be sure to put a piece of cheesecloth over top (I didn't have any around the house - so I haven't tried this method)

When it is completely dried out (it will be tacky to the touch) take out and cut into strips (I just used my kitchen shears). I rolled mine up in the parchment paper, and stored in a Ziploc baggie!

Jasper really loves them... and so does Jordan. At first he was making fun of this until he tried them!

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