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Monday, February 8, 2016

Fruit Roll Ups, Unrolled

Since I'm on a hunt for the best way to make a "pink cake" with natural, flavorful ingredients, I found myself with a surplus of strawberry purée. I did some quick brainstorming and decided to make homemade fruit roll ups aka "fruit leather" aka Strawberry Snacks. Since I didn't do any rolling, the fruit roll up name doesn't work. Fruit leather doesn't sound very delicious, so I'm going to pass on that name. I had to make up a name...Strawberry Snacks. Maybe you can think of something better? I'm open to suggestions. That's all I've got.

I used the recipe from Fifteen Spatulas. The directions were descriptive and easy to follow. The only change I made was with my purée. Since I had already made it for the cake, it was strained through a mesh sieve. I don't think that made a huge difference, but it does look a tad more smooth. 

Before cooking...

After 15 minutes...

Spread out, before the oven...

Baked at 170 for 3 hours...

After the mixture was done baking and cooling, my daughter and I cut it into shapes with cookie cutters. This is a fun project for little ones. It's not dangerous or too messy, yay!


The flavor is super strawberry-y. They are easy to make, gluten and dairy and nut free, and healthy-ish. Don't let that purée go to waste! 

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