As of late, I have been supremely fortunate to have gotten an abundance of glorious locally grown strawberries from the South Plains Food Bank GRUB Farm, so I decided to steal some of them from the jam pot and make a delectable treat!
Fruit Roll Ups was one of my all-time favorite childhood treats that, at the time, I thought was sinful, but turns out, it’s pretty darn healthy (less calories that store bought)! In my recipe, I’ve substituted jam as the sweetener from your standard fruit leather recipe to add my jam good twist to it!
This is a truly easy recipe that takes no time for prep and by the end of the day, you will have a delicious treat for young and old alike!
I give you….
Jammin’ Strawberry Mango Fruit Roll Ups
Yield: 2 trays Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 4-8 hours
Easy & healthy homemade snack that uses only a few ingredients (probably things you’ve already got in your pantry). This works great in an oven or can be cooked up in a food dehydrator with silicone liners! Tastes utterly fruity and amazing!
- 4 cups strawberries, hulled
- 1/3 cup jam (I used Kelle B Jammin’ Mango Lime)
- 2 T honey (optional, or to desired sweetness, this might depend on sweetness of strawberries)
- 2 T lemon juice
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 170°F degrees.
- Line two 12×17-inch rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats (I adore my sil pats!).
- Using a blender or hand held food processor, blend ingredients together until smooth.
- Divide mixture between pans, spreading with a spoon or spatula to create an even layer.
- Bake for 4 hours or until leather is no longer sticky to the touch. This could take up to 8 hours with high humidity climates, so check it every few hours. I noticed when I did it in the oven it took about 8 or more hours. However with my food dehydrator it only took 3 ½ to 4 hours.
- Cut the fruit leather into desired sizes, wrap/roll up with wax or parchment paper and store in an airtight container.
- Snack at will!
You can do all sorts of fruit and jam combos or I even made one with strawberries, honey and balsamic vinegar! Heavenly I tell you!
Side Note: it doesn’t require much babysitting after you get the knack for the recipe, but it would be best to make it up in the morning to allow ample time to cook all day if needed. Great project to do on a weekend when you will be in and out of the house throughout the day!
I love to hear how you all add your unique twists using my jams so please share your jam good combos and outcomes! Please visit the Kelle B Jammin’ website for more jam filled recipes, to stock up on jams, or find a unique gift for that person who has everything!