Who doesn’t love the chewy goodness of any type of fruit-flavored snack? But, who loves loading their littles (or themselves) up with dyes and more sugar than is already in fruit?? These have been a big hit in my house. And, they are truly made from real fruit! I also like to sneak vegetables into them. Shhh! Don’t tell the kids….but actually, I tell mine because I want them to know they are eating healthy. So, who cares if you want some flat fruit for breakfast? You or the fam probably wouldn’t be consuming vegetables for breakfast or a snack anyway….especially if you’re on the run.
I originally started experimenting with this recipe because my daughter HATES honey and I figured she would love it in these…and i was right! For the batches seen here, I used local elderberry honey and it gave them a nice little zing. You could also use brown sugar or agave or whatever your choice of sweetener is, you would just have to play around with the recipe a bit.
prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 3-4 hours
yields 4-6 servings
2 1/2 cups fruit/veggies
2-3 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup water (or preferred liquid)
you will also need parchment paper
1. Place all ingredients into food processor/blender.
2. Blend until liquefied.
3. Preheat oven to 200°.
4. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
5. Pour the mixture in the corners of the parchment paper on the baking sheet.
6. Spread as evenly as possible.
7. Bake until it looks leathery and dried out and is solid to the touch (about 3 to 4 hours).
8. After it cools, use scissors to cut it however you prefer (long strips, sheets, wider straps, shapes, anything!).
9. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.