The back-to-school buzz is here, and guess what?
We've got the ultimate snacking ace up our sleeves for your little champs. Say hello to homemade fruit rollups – the coolest way to jazz up their munchies! Not only are these rolls a scrumptious treat, but they're also a nifty trick to give a second life to those not-so-"fresh" fruits lounging in your bowl. Talk about a win-win for taste buds and food waste!
Plus, let's not forget the sheer fun factor of peeling off these chewy, fruity wonders. Whether you're winning the lunchbox game or ruling the after-school snacking scene, let's dive right into the enchanting world of homemade fruit rollups. Ready, roll, snack!
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5-6 hours
Place the chopped fruits in a blender along with the honey or maple syrup (if using) and lemon juice. Blend until you achieve a smooth and even puree.
Preheat your oven to its lowest setting.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Pour the fruit puree onto the lined baking sheet. Use a spatula to spread it out evenly, aiming for a very thin and even thickness
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven or food dehydrator. Let it bake or dehydrate for about 4 to 6 hours. Keep an eye on it – the time may vary depending on the thickness of the puree and your equipment. The fruit rollups are ready when they're no longer sticky to the touch and you can peel them off the mat.
Cut the fruit sheet into strips using kitchen scissors or a knife. Roll up each strip tightly, creating fun fruit roll shapes.
To store your homemade fruit rollups, place them in an airtight container or wrap them in plastic wrap. You can keep them at room temperature for a few days, but for longer storage, it's best to keep them in the fridge.