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Homemade Fruit Roll Ups!

I used to eat the heck out of Fruit Roll Ups when I was younger. They were a STAPLE in my lunch box and when I’d get home from school, I would eat a couple of them almost everyday. Pulling that fruit leather right off that plastic sheet – ooooohhhh, actually my mouth is just watering thinking of them. However, the problem with Fruit Roll Ups, Fruit By The Foot and other store-bought fruit snacks is that they are full of artificial ingredients, GMOs and other nasties I don’t want in my body. And that’s why I make these instead and they just happen to make a beautiful gift for any occasion too! They taste so much better than the packaged variety too, so fresh and delicious.


Food Babe's Homemade Fruit Leather (Fruit Roll Ups)

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 5 mins

Serves:  20


  • 6 cups fresh or frozen fruit of your choice, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey (get local if possible)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200° F.
  2. Place the fruit in a blender along with the honey or sweetener of choice. Blend until smooth.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the fruit mixture onto the parchment paper in an even layer roughly ⅛” thick. (Note: You may need to use 2 baking sheets if you have extra.)
  4. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 4-6 hours or until the fruit leather peels away easily.
  5. Gently peel the fruit leather off of the parchment paper. Cut into strips or your desired shape. Store in an airtight container for up to one month.


  • You can make these look fancier by adding orange or lemon zest too!
  • Please choose all organic ingredients if possible.


If you know someone who loves fruit snacks, and needs this recipe, please share this with them! Who knows maybe they will make you some this holiday season. 



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14 responses to “Homemade Fruit Roll Ups!

  1. My sister just sent me these adorable and DELICIOUS little dried tropical fruit roll ups from Israel, I gobbled them up so fast and have been trying to figure out how I can get more…and then I see your post! How perfect! I definitely think berries or peaches would be yummy, but let me tell you, the ones I had made with banana, mango, kiwi, guava, and pineapple were aaaamazing! Thank you thank you for posting this!

  2. My neighbor made fruit roll ups for her girls, but they were a mess. Stuck to the pan. I’m going to use the parchment paper like you suggest! Fingers crossed. You are right, the yucky ingredients in the store bought ones….I can’t do it!!! My girls 3 and 5 have never even had a fruit roll up before. Now they can!

  3. Biggest problem…heating anything over 1 1 6 degrees wipes out enzymes…without enzymes the food is left with little value. Fruit is ultra important for its nutrients and it is much better to eat raw.

    1. Use a dehydrator and keep the temp under 110 and you will not destroy the enzymes. It takes awhile, but definitely worth it.

    2. That’s what I thought when I saw the bake time – I don’t want to cook the nutrients out of the fruit. What if I don’t have a dehydrator?

  4. LOVE, LOVE,LOVE IT. This will be great treat to make with kids, niece, nephew.excellent , thanks.

  5. Can you use citrus fruit in the combo? I have a ton of oranges right now but wonder it it would make it too watery

  6. In the 1st comment from Brooke, the fruit roll ups she received from her sister, sound awesome. I would love to try those flavors ( using the recipe supplied ) but have a question before I begin. When using the banana, mango, kiwi, guava and pineapple suggestion, is it 6 cups of each individual fruit type or do you combine
    the varieties to get a nice blend of the flavors?

  7. I’d love to try the fruit roll ups but have a question before I begin. I’d like to use the
    flavors your first entry Brooke, mentioned on Dec. 16th. I want to be as close to her sisters measurements ( since they are tried & true ) as possible. Does she have-a-clue as to the actual portions used or the portions she THINKS were used??? I will be using the recipe provided above but do not understand if 6 cups
    of Each of the tropical Fruits Listed Individually ( for 5 individual flavors ) was used OR 6 cups of a Combination of the 5 tropical fruits mentioned? I have never attempted this type recipe & don’t want to waist such awesome fruit experimenting! The recipes, suggestions and answers provided by you AND your readers, is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks Again,

    1. Ascorbic acid or lemon juice. And why add honey? The fruit rollup is already concentrated sugar. These are so bad for the teeth unless you brush right away after eating them.

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