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Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

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I've always loved fruit roll-ups. I remember being in elementary school and being jealous of the kids that had Fruit By The Foot and Gushers packed in their lunch. Now that I have kids of my own, I understand why my parents weren’t buying us packs of Gushers that we’d devour in a day. One of my friend’s moms in elementary school used to make homemade fruit leather that I remember loving and have wanted to try to make some of my own for years; finally tried it out! The baking part is pretty time consuming, but the entire process is simple and totally worth a big jar full of healthy snacks.
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Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

2 1/2 cups of fresh fruit (I used strawberry, mango, raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry)
1 tbsp honey

1) Combine fruit and honey in a food processor and blend until smooth
2) Line a pan with parchment paper and pour in mixture
3) Spread a thin, even layer
4) Bake at 150 Fahrenheit for 5 hours or, if you have one, use a dehydrator. You'll know baking is done when you touch it and it doesn't indent or stick to your finger
5) Cut into strips, roll up, and tie
6) Store in an airtight container

Viola!

Tips:
*If you don’t like seeds, strain the berry mixture before baking
*Pour in thin batches; if it's too thick, it will take a long time to cook
*If you don’t want to leave your stove on overnight, you can cook for a couple of hours and then turn the oven off with the door closed and leave them in there for the rest of the night

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Plus, this is a great way to use fruit that won't be consumed in time before spoiling! Enjoy!

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