Spring Break is upon us… which seems almost impossible, but it’s TRUE! If you are anything like me, you have already enrolled your kids in some fun camps and you’re looking for ways to engage them for the two weeks they are out of school.
Cooking and baking is something that I always say I am going to do more of with the girls, but I often find that we need a bigger chunk of time to attempt a new recipe. By the time we get home from school and activities, its dinner, bath and bedtime. Anyone with kids knows how quickly that all goes down! So, I find school holidays like Spring Break are a better time to check off bucket list items.
Making homemade fruit roll-ups has always been on my bucket list. I have never bought the packaged kind, but the girls have had them at parties and with friends and I know they have always been a hit. I know I would feel so much better feeding the kids our own homemade version, so we made our first batch together!
My kids LOVE to be part of whatever is going on in the kitchen and this recipe is a super-easy one for them to make. While they take quite some time in the oven, they only require 2 ingredients and minimal clean up!
Homemade Fruit Roll Treats
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 365 minutes
Yield: About 12 1.5”x 10” rolls
- Preheat oven to 170°F.
- Add thawed mixed berries and honey to a food processor and purée until smooth, about 30 seconds.
- On a parchment paper lined 10” x 15” baking sheet, slowly pour purée, ensuring fruit is very evenly spread.
- Cook for 6 hours until entire surface of fruit is dry to touch and no longer yields under fingertip pressure.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Carefully remove dried fruit from parchment paper. Using scissors or a sharp knife, cut fruit into 1.5” strips. Roll strips from end to end and place in an airtight container.
*This recipe also works with Great Value Frozen Whole Strawberries.*
This is such a healthy treat to add to lunch boxes for school days or Spring Break camps or even just to grab and go for a car ride. The girls loved making them and we’re all loving eating them!
I hope you all enjoy your family time together this Spring Break. If you end up trying this recipe out be sure to tell me in the comments below!
This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart Great Value Frozen Fruit program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.