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Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

By Bridget Shirvell 8.6.14

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

Stores are starting to fill with pencils, notebooks, and lunchboxes signaling the end of long, lazy summer days and the start of a new school year. Start the school year off right with this healthy, homemade back-to-school snack.

Blogger Alivia from Alivia Jane created this homemade fruit roll-up recipe as a way to get a healthy dose of fruit in an old-time favorite snack.

Ingredients:

3 cups berries

1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice or water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 tablespoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon Agave

Directions:

Preheat oven to 150 degrees or to the lowest temperature your oven will go.

Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper and set aside.

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the berries have popped and the liquid has thickened.

Pour the hot mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet, using a spatula to spread evenly, about ¼-inch thick.

Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5 to 7 hours. You’ll know they’re done when they are no longer sticky to touch. If the edges get a little too brittle and dry, brush a tiny bit of water over it, and it will be as good as new.

Remove baking sheet from the oven and let cool to room temperature. Cut into squares or strips using a pizza cutter, knife, or scissors. If you want to make fruit roll-ups, roll the strips in parchment paper. Store in an airtight container.