My kids are obsessed with Fruit Roll Ups but with the storebought ones I feel like they are eating lollies. These homemade fruit roll ups allow you to control the fruit you use and the amount of sugar.


Ingredients (makes 12 small fruit roll ups)

  • 2 punnets Ripe Strawberries
  • 1 cup Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbs Honey or Rice Malt Syrup

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 100 degrees celcius (fan forced) or 120 degrees (non fan forced).
  2. Rinse strawberries and remove stems.
  3. Place strawberries, raspberries and honey/rice malt syrup into a blender or food processor and blitz until there are no lumps at all.
  4. Place a sheet of baking paper onto a cookie sheet (or large flat baking tray) and then pour half of the fruit mixture onto the paper. Spread the mixture as evenly as possible - right out to the edges of the paper. Spend a little time making the mixture as even as possible so that the edges don't dry out too quickly versus the middle. Use a second baking tray and paper for the other half of the mixture.
  5. Place in the oven for 2 - 3 hours. Check every hour - the fruit roll ups are ready to come out when the fruit mixture doesn't stick to your finger or come away when touched. Be patient and don't be tempted to increase the temp as this just dries out the edges too much and they won't roll.
  6. Once the mixture is dry to touch all over, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  7. Once cool, cut the sheet of baking paper (with the fruit roll up still attached) into thirds lengthways and half across ways. Roll up and voila! Homemade Fruit Roll Ups!

Notes... You can try many different flavour combinations for these roll ups - Raspberry & Apple, Banana & Strawberry, Apple & Date, Raspberry and Blueberries etc.

  • These look so good! So much healthier and cheaper than store bought ones!

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  • They look so good! A really clever idea to save on costs. Thank you

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  • Awesome! Will have to give it a go. I’m pretty sure my two would love this!

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  • I love love love this idea, thanks so much for this recipe!

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  • My son’s never really been a fan of Roll-Ups as it’s not something I have bought. Love these as a different option though.

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  • tried this once and it didn’t work. Was so disappointed because fruit is expensive.

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  • I would prefer to do this in the dehydrator on a lower temperature.
    Personally I would never heat honey above 40C.
    At temperatures of 104 ºF (40 ºC ) and above, the beneficial invertase enzyme found in honey is lost and if you continue heating to 122 ºF (50 ºC) and above for at least 48 hours, honey transforms to caramel sugar. … Raw honey is the best form of honey and is usually 98% pure.

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  • These are lovely, although they do stick in your teeth.

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  • Great idea to use honey instead of sugar, rice malt is still processed sugar but honey is a wholefood and the body can process and digest better. Using apples makes sense because they are cheaper and in season at the moment. I just made dried apple in the dehydrator which is just apples cut up thinly and dried, nothing else and still tastes sweet so kids would love it too, and much cheaper to make, if you don’t have a dehydrator just dry in oven on very low heat.

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  • Wow – this sounds easy and delicious. It would remove some of the water content I imagine so could be a good thing to try for those who have to watch their liquid intake. I’ll be trying some of these soon.

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  • Yumm, but I’d have to remove the seed of the raspberries as some of my kiddies are very finicky about them!

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  • I made these and they were great!

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  • Sounds nice, thank you for sharing.

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  • Wow these sound are so easy to make. Much better than store bought ones

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  • I had no idea they were so easy to make. And definitely not the sugar like the store bought version.

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