Our 4-year-old is begging for sweet snacks these days, so we set out to make a homemade fruit leather (like a fruit roll-up), made with real fruit and no added sugars.
We pulled from what we had on hand–some blackberries picked from our own backyard and frozen last summer, some peaches from a nearby farm, a bit of juice we had in the fridge. We put it together, cooked it for a while, and there we had it: fruit leather.
It took a bit of trial and error on the oven temperature and the first batch took a lot longer than the next, but we have a pretty effective, easy recipe for you!
It gets a huge thumbs up from our preschooler!
Do your kids come home from school asking for all the highly processed snacks they see their friends bring? How do you handle it? We’re just starting to navigate this territory with our daughter. In general, we cook from scratch and lean toward nutritious, real/whole foods. Though we’re by no means strict!
What do you do for kid-approved snacks that don’t cost a fortune and aren’t filled with corn syrup? We would love to hear your ideas!
And if you try our fruit leather recipe, let us know what you think below.