Back 2 School
Back 2 School
To Prove To Dad That I’m Not A Fool
I’ve Got My Lunch Packed Up,
My Boots Tied Tight,
I Hope I Don’t Get In A Fight
Back To School
Please tell me you guys know which movie those lyrics are from! If not, well, then you need to go watch Billy Madison ASAP!
I may be a little late with the back-to-school treats seeing as I think most of your kiddos may be back in school now, but hey, close enough, right?
When I was younger, those fruit roll-ups were all the rage (do kids still eat them?)! As much as I loved them, there’s all kinds of extra “stuff” in those things: food dyes, corn syrup, and lots of sugar. Making your own fruit leather is so ridiculously easy, it just takes some time for the fruit to dry. And by making your own at home, you don’t need any of that other stuff! This recipe only uses two ingredients: fruit and agave nectar. That’s all you need!
My husband and I don’t have kids yet, but we are in love with these! I like to stick them in our lunches for a little dessert. They also make a great after-school or after-work snack! Gotta love a treat that kids and grown ups will love!
- 2 peaches, peeled and sliced
- 1 lb. strawberries, hulled and cut in half
- agave nectar to taste (I used about 1/3 cup)
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
- Line a with a 11x17 in baking sheet with a baking mat like a Silpat.*
- Add the strawberries and peaches to a blender and blend until smooth. Blend in agave nectar until it reaches your desired sweetness.
- Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet. Use a knife or an offset spatula and spread so that the mixture is in an even layer.
- Bake for about 4-5 hours or until the fruit is dried and is only slightly tacky to the touch. Remove from the oven.
- Let cool for a few minutes and then peel the leather off the baking mat and cut into desired shapes and sizes. Roll the each piece in parchment paper and store in an airtight container.
If you do not own a Silpat, you can also like the baking sheet with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Since the oven temperature is so low, the plastic wrap will not melt.
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