Fruit Roll-ups

I LOVE fruit roll-ups, but let's be honest... Store-bought fruit roll-ups are expensive and are more candy than fruit.

So here's how to make your own.

This was my first time doing it, so we just did strawberry and some sugar and they turned out great. But next time I think I'll just treat it like a regular old blender drink. Add whatever fruit and juices you want. But beware that the more juice you have in it, the longer it takes to dry. You can use freezer or fresh fruit.

Stick it all in the blender and puree as finely as you can get it. We filled our blender to the top with fresh berries (lots of air space...), which was about 2 1/2 cups after blending, and it was a little bit too much for our cookie sheet. So I would say, do about 2 cups (after blending) for a cookie sheet.

Pour into a greased cookie sheet and spread as thinly and evenly as you can.

Stick it in the oven at 150 degrees (any hotter and you'll cook it). Make SURE to leave the door OPEN (if you have toddlers, while they're sleeping is the safest time for this!)

It took us a few hours (and it was still a little bit too soft). If you over-dry it, you can crumble it and make fruit leather chips for ice-cream. The stuff never gets too hot to touch, so just keep checking it as you're doing it and you'll get a feel for when it's done. :)

To store it, you can roll it up in plastic wrap (just like from the store!) and keep it in an air-tight baggie/ container. I think it should be kept in the fridge just for safety? Not sure on that though...

Anyway, it's yummy. So Enjoy!

I stole this from my friend Heidi. :)