Saturday, October 22, 2011

{31 Days} Cooking from Scratch: DIY Fruit Snacks

Today’s snack of choice is all about fruit.  We enjoy having our share of dried fruit around on hand at all times.  Included in that mix is dried cherries, dried cranberries, dried blueberries! 

Making homemade fruit snacks is quite easy & you don’t need a dehydrator to do it!  Round up:

  • parchment paper
  • oven, set to it’s lowest setting
  • blender, if you want to make fruit roll-ups
  • fruit of your choosing {fresh or canned} – these all work well
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Pineapple
    • Apples
    • Blueberries
    • Strawberries
    • Cherries



Making Homemade Fruit Snacks is as Simple as 1-2-3

(1) Simple dice the fruit into small, similarly sized pieces. 

(2) Arrange pieces on a large cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

(3) Bake in the oven, set at the lowest possible temperature, for 2-6 hours (depending on fruit); remove when the fruit is chewy – not squishy or crunchy. 

Other Homemade “Fruit Snack” Options

Looking for other options?  Try making homemade fruit roll ups with apple sauce or apple berry sauce.  We also recommend homemade applesauce, baked apples, 1-minute apple crisp and more!

Have you made your own fruit snacks? 


  1. Did not know you could dry fruit like this! I'll have to give it a try with all the apples I have on hand! - liz@carpeseason

  2. When my kids were small I had a dehydrator..I used to make fruit roll ups and banana chips...they loved it!

    I think the pineapple is awesome!

  3. Totally going to try this! Could you use frozen fruit if you thawed it out first?

  4. I constantly have my dehydrator going. Bananas, apples, peach leather, apricots, canned pears, pineapple, cherries, strawberries are among our favorites. my family loves these to add to homemade granola. I also dehydrate tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, celery, carrots, and potatoes for quick mixes like what you can get in a box. I have to deal with soy allergies so boxed mixes are out of my reach


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