I have never been a super health conscious person as far as food is concerned. Truthfully, it’s something that I have had to make more of a priority for myself over time. With my kids, it’s definitely more at the forefront of my mind though. I really love trying to find healthier alternatives of the foods they love. A while back, I shared our homemade Pop Tarts and those were a big deal with the girls. The recipe I’m sharing today though, is a twist on a snack I was all about as a kid. Do you remember fruit roll ups? This is that, only without all the crap!
This recipe is really simple to follow and while these do take a bit to bake, once they’re done it will be totally worth it! I’ve since tried a few other versions of this recipe like pineapple and apple but these are my absolute favorite.
So, let’s get to it! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 package of ripe strawberries
- 1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)
- 1/4 cup water
- parchment paper
- cookie sheets with a bit of an edge
Keep in mind, the more watered down you make these, the quicker they will dehydrate in the oven. Mine were a little thicker but I liked that the flavor of the strawberries was all there and not watered down.
First, chop the entire package of strawberries up and put them in your food processor until they are good and pulverized. Add your sugar and water. Cover your cookie sheet with a layer of parchment paper. Try to fit it to the tray so you don’t have a ton of overhang.
Next, pour your mixture onto the tray and spread it out evenly. Bake at 190 degrees Fahrenheit for around 5 hours or until they are mostly not sticky anymore.
Once they are baked and cooled, cut them into strips and pinwheel them up! I kept ours in an air tight container on the counter.
That’s all there is to it. Let me know in the comments below, do you try to make things at home to dodge all the harsh ingredients? What’s your favorite thing to make?
- 1 Package of Strawberries
- ¼ Cup of Water
- ¼ Cup of Sugar (or more to taste)
- Parchment Paper
- Chop strawberries
- Put in food processor until completely blended (think applesauce consistency)
- Add Sugar
- Add Water
- Bake at 190 for 5 hours or until no longer sticky in most places
- After cooled, cut into strips and store in an air tight container