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Make Your Own Foot-long Fruit Snacks

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Create your own foot-long fruit roll snacks with this dirt cheap recipe that uses only 2 ingredients! This recipe can be prepared in a food dehydrator or an oven. We use the Nesco dehydrator on the fruit setting.

How to Make Your Own Foot long Fruit Roll Up Snacks

myo foot long fruit roll ups ingredientsThis has got to be the easiest homemade fruit-roll snack ever created! Dump half the jar of applesauce into a bowl, add 1 package of any flavor gelatin that you’d like, we used Raspberry in our first batch.

Whisk the mixture together until the gelatin is fully incorporated.

mixing foot long fruit roll ups

Pour the mixture onto parchment paper that has been placed on a large baking sheet or on food dehydrator trays.

We cut ours out to fit the trays of our food dehydrator, some dehydrators actually come with “Fruit-roll” trays, but I’ve found that lining the tray with parchment paper cuts the drying time in half (literally) as opposed to using the specialized tray, plus it makes it easier to cut the snacks into long strips when they’re done.

Just trace the insert tray with a pencil and cut it out.

prepare food dehydrator trays

Use the back of a spoon to spread the fruit mixture evenly on the tray.

homemade foot long fruit roll ups raw

Repeat the process with the other half of the jar of applesauce and the other package of gelatin.

fruit roll up ready to dry

If you’re using a food dehydrator- you’ll have about 2 3/4 of full trays. If you have a little extra, you can make wild flavors by combining them. If you’re using a cookie sheet, you’ll have 1 huge tray.

wild fruit roll up flavors

Place in the food dehydrator (ours took exactly 4 hours), but just follow the directions for your particular unit. If drying in the oven, place in the oven on the lowest heat setting available (usually 200F), for 3-6 hours or until the fruit is no longer tacky to the touch.

dried fruit roll ups from scratch

Cool, cut into long strips, roll, and place in a covered jar- if they last that long! Ours NEVER do!

dried fruit rolls from scratch

These homemade footlong fruit roll snacks are a favorite in our house, they go rather quickly, but they’re super inexpensive to make and travel well too!


Budget101 Breakdown

1 Jar Unsweetened Applesauce (Store brand) $2.18
2 pkg Gelatin .20 each (purchased on sale) .40
Total Cost $2.58

This can be made even cheaper by watching for sales on gelatin and applesauce. Note! If you are opposed to using gelatin for whatever reason, you can use plain fruit to make homemade fruit leathers.

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