Talk about déjà vu, these strawberry fruit roll-ups are the perfect recipe to post on #tbt. I can remember eating the sugary, foot long versions after school with my twin brother. Unfortunately, the originals are filled with processed sugar and other ingredients I can’t even pronounce! Looking for a healthier version to snack on, I tried (and succeeded at) making them at home. Using just strawberries (or blueberries or blackberries!) and honey, you can snack on these, or serve them to your kids, knowing they aren’t made with processed ingredients and still align with that New Year's resolution.
I will say, these are a little tricky to make, but SO worth it. Here are a couple things I learned after failing a few times: First, make sure the strawberry mixture is spread out to a thin layer on the parchment paper. If it’s too thick, it won’t solidify. Second, make sure to bake the mixture until it is no longer sticky. Even if it is somewhat sticky, it won’t peel off the parchment paper like the store bought fruit roll-ups.
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2 lbs (about four cups) California Giant strawberries, stems removed, halved
4 – 6 tablespoons honey (more or less depending on your preferred sweetness)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large pan over low-medium heat, sauté strawberries and honey until berries begin to breakdown. Transfer mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour mixture onto baking sheet, using a rubber spatula to smooth into a thin layer.
Place baking sheet in oven for 4-6 hours, until mixture is dry, but not crisp. Let sit for at least four more hours (remember, patience is key!).
When you can peel the strawberry mixture off the parchment paper without it tearing, it’s ready! Cut parchment paper into strips and roll.