Are your kid’s constantly asking for fruit snack? My son certainly does. While I want him to be able to have treats, I try to come up with ways to give him what he wants in a healthier way. That’s what gave me the idea to make my own homemade fruit roll ups. This recipe takes time, but it’s more of a “set it and forget it” recipe. These fruit roll ups can be made with fresh or frozen fruit. I personally used frozen cherries that were coming up to their expiration date in my freezer. That said, it’s a great way to use those frozen fruits that you don’t have much of a use for. If your kids like packaged fruit roll ups or fruit snacks, give these homemade fruit roll ups a try.
Start with your fruit. If you are using frozen fruit, let it thaw completely. The reason for this is because it will release a lot of water. Once your fruit is thawed, drain any excess water. I just dumped my fruit into a pasta strainer. Or you can keep the juice and use it for another recipe.
Add your fruit, honey and a squeeze of lemon to a blender. Blend until smooth.
To your cookie sheet, add your parchment paper. You can spray your parchment paper with non stick spray if you would like, but it isn’t necessary.
Pour your mixture onto the parchment lined pan and smooth out into an even layer. You can shake the pan back and forth to even out the mixture as well. Having an even layer is important, so the homemade fruit roll ups cook evenly.
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees, and cook for 4-6 hours. The time varies a lot depending on the thickness of your fruit rolls. You will know when they are don’t when the fruit rolls peel easily away from the parchment and the top of it is sticky but doesn’t come off onto your finger when you touch it.
Let cool completely before rolling it the long way and cutting it with a scissors. They should resemble fruit by the foot. Store in a plastic zip top bag so they don’t dry out.
Homemade Fruit Roll Ups
- 1 blender
- 1 Half sheet pan
- Parchment paper
- cooking spray
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- 2 Cups frozen fruit of your choice thawed. I used cherries
- 1/2 Cup honey
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.Place parchment paper on your baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Pour mixture onto the baking sheet and shake it so the mixture lays evenly on the pan.Bake for 4-6 hours, depending on the thickness of the fruit mixture. You will know it’s done when it peels away from the parchment without being gooey on the top. Let cool completely. Roll it up in the parchment paper and cut it with a scissors.