Homemade Fruity Roll Ups in 4 Easy Steps

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Welcome to my kitchen! Today, I’m excited to divulge a recipe that has become a sensation among kids and parents alike – my homemade fruity roll ups. These delightful treats have garnered so much attention that I receive frequent calls from curious parents, eager to recreate these delicious snacks for their children.

The Magic in 4 Simple Steps

Creating these homemade fruit leather roll ups is easier than you might think. It all starts with a simple process broken down into four easy steps:

  1. Fruit Puree Creation: Begin by making your fruit puree. Whether it’s applesauce or a blend of stewed berries, the key is to achieve a smooth puree using a blender. This forms the base for your flavorful roll ups.

  2. Drying Process: Once your fruit puree is ready, it’s time to spread it onto baking paper. While using a dehydrator is optimal, you can also achieve fantastic results by using your oven on a low setting. The aim here is to dry the puree until it’s firm but still flexible, ensuring it’s not brittle.

  3. Cut and Roll: With the dried puree ready, cut it into long strips. This step allows for customization – you can experiment with various widths and lengths to suit your preferences. Then, roll them up into the classic roll-up shape.

  4. Storage: To keep your fruity roll ups fresh, store them in an airtight container. These make perfect additions to school lunches or as convenient, healthy snacks while on the go.

 

Tips for an Extra Pop of Flavor and Visual Appeal

While applesauce serves as an excellent base, incorporating brighter fruits like strawberries 🍓 and cherries 🍒 not only enhances the visual appeal but also adds a zingy burst of flavor. Don’t be afraid to get creative! Experiment by adding a touch of sugar, a squeeze of lemon juice, or any other inspired ingredient to elevate the taste profile.

 

Join the Homemade Treat Journey

Now, it’s your turn to get creative in the kitchen! When you make your own batch of fruity roll ups, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @meaganrosewilson. I’m eager to see your culinary creations and share in the joy of homemade treats.

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

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