Whether you’re looking for a portable snack or a sweet treat to add to a lunch box, fruit leather usually fits the bill. Whether you eat it straight or roll it up, no one will ever guess that these have veggies in them too!
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
- ¼ cup carrots, cooked
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled
- ¼ cup beets, peeled and cooked
- Sweetener. if needed
Preheat oven to 175F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a food processor or blender, puree mango and carrots until completely smooth. Taste and add sweetener if desired. Set aside.
In a food processor or blender, add in strawberries and beets and puree until smooth. You may need to add a small amount of water to get it pureed. You are looking for the same texture as the mango – similar to thin custard. Taste and add sweetener if desired.
On lined sheet pan, pour both mixtures together trying to swirl them together without mixing them too much. Try to make mixture as even as you can.
Bake for 3 to 5 hours or until dry. After the first 2 hours, check on the fruit leather every 20 minutes to be sure you don’t overcook it.
Once cool, cut fruit leather into strips and roll with parchment paper. Store in plastic bags or an airtight container. Keeps for 1 month.
Note: Having a hard time creating smooth fruit leathers? Use kebab skewers or chopsticks as risers on either side and then run something flat (such as a spatula or cake spreader) along the top to get an even surface.