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Make Your Own Fruit Roll Ups

What child doesn't love fruit roll ups? There is something so satisfying about peeling the strip of chewy, sweetened fruit off a piece of sheer plastic. When I was younger, I never would have guessed that fruit roll ups could be homemade! But sure enough, like most store-bought processed snack foods, fruit roll ups can be made in your very own kitchen. I double dare you to make some for your kids (or yourself) today! It takes a little bit of time, but the result is a rewarding and tasty snack. For a peek at the recipe,

Homemade Fruit Roll Ups
From Martha Stewart Kids

2 cups dried apricots
3 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees with rack in center.
  2. Place apricots in a large bowl, and cover with the water; let soak until they are completely soft, 30 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve; drain, and reserve liquid.
  3. Place apricots in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade; add honey and sugar. Process until mixture is very smooth and easily spreadable. If it is too thick, add up to 1 tablespoon soaking liquid.
  4. Cover two 10-by-15-inch baking sheets with plastic wrap. Divide puree between the sheets; spread in a thin, even layer with an offset spatula.
  5. Let dry in oven until mixture is firm but slightly tacky, about 8 hours or overnight. Remove from oven; let cool.
  6. Peel fruit leather from plastic wrap, and cut into 1-inch-wide strips using a pizza cutter. Roll tightly into cylinders, and serve.

Makes 30 roll ups.

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jessielynn657 jessielynn657 8 years
can you repost the recipe? it is not loading/ available.
nlw nlw 9 years
I want to know how to make other flavors too!! This is a great idea!
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Haha great, thanks! :D
shafiii shafiii 9 years
i love this! its so much healthier than the real thing tooo!
blackjade blackjade 9 years
My mom was queen of making brand name items at home. I remember making fruit rollups in the kitchen - my favorite was apple - we used apple sauce....yum
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Ladies, since the oven is set to such a low temperature, 160°, I beleive it's okay to use the plastic wrap and cook it for 8 hours. It would take that long for the fruit mixture to dry out because its cooking at a super low temp. Hope that helps!!
Melanie1022 Melanie1022 9 years
I think I missed something, you have to leave the oven on for 8 hours?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
Yum! I love apricots.
jessiedallas jessiedallas 9 years
archer farms from target has a good version of these also, i love the raspberry one, yummy!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
those look delicious!
Nin Nin 9 years
Sounds great ! But isn't it dangerous to put plastic wrap in the oven ?
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I get all natural ones at my local sugar added...they're delicious!!!
lil-l lil-l 9 years
Definitely going to make these!
wickidgrrl wickidgrrl 9 years
sandinmytoes sandinmytoes 9 years
for anyone too lazy to follow the recipe, Trader Joe's has the yummiest snack called ends & pieces. they're thicker than fruit rollups and no plastic involved but SO yummy and there is a high-fiber version!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
I'm a grown-up & I still love fruit roll-ups!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Great info! Kids love these, and if you have a few, it would definitley be cost effective.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
Tasty! Where did you find this?!!
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