I never fared well during the middle school lunchroom food swap. If only I’d had stash of homemade Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather, I could have ruled the cafeteria. Strawberry Mango Fruit LeatherAt every lunch hour from fourth through seventh grade, my classmates would turn out the contents of their brown bags and fancy Arctic Zone lunch boxes (remember those?) and the bartering would begin. Plain peanut butter sandwiches, anything on whole grain bread, and members of the fruit/vegetable kingdom were of no value. Fruit snacks only mattered if they were Loony Tunes. Doritos, Dunkeroos, and Hostess meant money in the (food swap) bank. The most valuable currency of all: fruit roll-ups.

Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather from Well Plated by Erin

Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather. Easy homemade fruit leather recipeMy poor lunch-swap performance stemmed from my mother’s insistence that I buy the cafeteria’s circumspect hot lunch most days. I interpreted her resistance to packing lunch as reprimand for an unknown crime I had committed as a child. At some point, I assumed, she would reveal my offense, I would make amends, and then I could pack Cheetos for lunch and be cool for the rest of middle school. In retrospect, she probably just didn’t want to listen to me whine for Frito Lay every time we went to the grocery store.

I don’t foresee an adult lunch-swap situation happening any time soon, but if yes, I’m totally bringing Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather to trade. Fruit leather is nothing but a quick puree of fruit that’s spread thinly and slowly baked until it becomes soft, chewy, and wonderful. It’s easy to make, far healthier than its processed counter parts, and tastes like a burst of fruity sunshine. Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather. Homemade fruit leather in just 2 steps!You heard it here: fruity sunshine. I see your Dunkeroos, and I raise you a roll of Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather. Let the games begin.

Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather

Yield: 6 roll ups, approx. depending upon size cut
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
There’s no need to buy store-bought fruit leather with this easy homemade version. Bursting with strawberry and mango flavors, it’s perfect for lunch boxes and after school snacks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, — hulled and quartered
  • 1 cup diced ripe mango — (about 1 large)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar — optional
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Recipe Notes

Wrapped tightly in plastic and stored in an airtight container, fruit leather will keep for one month at room temperature or one year in the freezer.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Snack Recipe, Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather

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