I usually buy a handful of fruit bars at the market. My kids love them, and they are so great to grab for the car, but I'm always thinking how much better they would be if we made our own!
So I was so excited when I came across this super easy recipe by Catherine McCord on Weelicious! I thought it would be a helpful lunchbox snack for starting off the school year, so I asked them if they'd share it with us!
My favorite part is that there are only two ingredients, and they are both natural!
- 3 Cups Strawberries
- 1 Tbsp Honey
Makes 8 Long Strips 1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
2. Remove the stems from the strawberries and rinse.
3. Place the strawberries and honey in a blender and puree until smooth.
4. Pour the mixture on to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread with the back of a spoon or spatula in a large rectangle (my rectangle was 11 x 15 inches) making sure that the mixture is completely even.
5. Bake for 2-3 hours (or until it's dry and not sticky to the touch). Remember, cooking times will vary depending on how thick you spread your mixture and how much water (juice) is naturally in the fruit.
6. Allow to sit and cool at room temperature. It takes several hours for the fruit to soften up (when you first take the leather out of the oven the edges will be a bit dry and crispy, but if you allow it to sit overnight it softens up nicely).
7. Cut with a knife or pizza cutter into strips or use scissors, keeping the paper on, and then roll the leather into "roll ups".