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Peach Mango Fruit Leathers

Want to wean your kids off sugary store-bought snacks? Try this cleaned-up version that they can make themselves.

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These fruit leathers are every bit as fun as Fruit Roll-Ups, but without the artificial dyes and sugar. They’re also easy to make. Get creative and experiment with different fruit varieties such as strawberry, apple, watermelon, pineapple, or cherry. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1–2 weeks.

For more low-sugar recipes for kids, see: Low-Sugar Recipes Your Kids Will Love (and Can Make Themselves!)

Peach Mango Fruit Leathers recipe

Servings
5

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups diced peaches

  • 1½ cups diced mango

  • ½ cup water

Preparation

Preheat oven to 175°F (or lowest temperature). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add fruit to food processor, and pulse until partially blended. Add half of water, and pulse again until only a few chunks remain. Add remaining water, and pulse until completely smooth, about 2 minutes.

Transfer fruit to prepared baking sheet, and smooth out until surface is even. Bake 3 hours, or until surface is glassy and dry.

Remove from pan, and cut into 10 strips while still on parchment paper, being sure to also cut through parchment paper, which will keep the roll-up from sticking to itself as you roll it. Tightly roll each strip, with parchment paper on the outside. Tie with a small piece of string, and store in airtight container.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 50
  • Carbohydrate Content 12 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 0 mg
  • Sugar Content 10 g