How to: Make Healthy DIY Fruit Roll-Ups

created at: 04/06/2012

Do you remember when you were a kid, and your friend’s houses always seemed to have snacks that your parents never bought? For me, it was Capri Sun, frozen pizza, and Fruit Roll-Ups. I mean, yeah, I guess I appreciate my parents watching out for our health growing up, but boy, what I wouldn’t have given for just one of those sweet, spiraly chewies after a day playing in the sun. Especially those ones that had the tongue tattoos! Oh man, remember?

In my late twenties, I still have a soft spot for those indulgences, and I’ve been known to sneak a box of Bagel Bites into the grocery cart. And my favorite thing to eat while on a road trip? Fruit leather, which is basically the grown-up version of a Fruit Roll-Up. Except, they’re just a bit too thick, and still filled with emulsifiers, preservatives, and a whole lot of sugar. What I really want is some fruit. And I want to make it myself without a dehydrator. 

created at: 04/06/2012

Green Kitchen Stories figured out a way to recreate these treats with all the color and fun of the packaged things, made with whatever fruit you have on hand.

Fruit Rolls [Green Kitchen Stories]