I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks to stock my pantry with, so I was pretty excited last week my mom showed up with homemade fruit roll ups! She has apple trees at their farm which she makes into applesauce and from there it’s just a matter of cooking a layer of it in the oven to get these tasty treats! The healthiest way to make them is to use applesauce with no sugar added. These are so much better for your family than the store-bought kind with gobs of sugar and other not so good ingredients.
Homemade Fruit Roll-ups
-no sugar added applesauce
Directions: Preheat oven to it’s lowest setting. Mine was 170, but ovens may vary. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour a layer of applesauce and evenly distribute with a plastic spatula until the paper is completely covered. Bake for 7 – 8 hours, or until it looks like fruit leather. Let it completely cool. Trim off the extra paper around the edges. Roll it up length-wise, then cut with a scissors into individual rolls. Store in a covered jar or zip-lock bags.
I’ve already made a few batches, and love snacking on them throughout the day. They satisfy my sweet tooth without any guilt associated! Your kids will love them too!