Fold the overhang over the strip prior to rolling; this is to prevent Fruit-by-the-Foot stickage. Continue rolling up the fruit leather until you have a tidy little roll. Keep this up until all of your fruit leathers have now become strawberry rolls-of-awesomeness.
While this tutorial is for Fruit-by-the-Foot, I did make some larger “Fruit Roll-up” sized leathers. They worked in essentially the same way as the rolls, only they were cut into larger squares. After comparing the two, I felt that for my little beaners, a smaller roll was the perfect size for them. And while there aren’t any nasty chemicals or dyes in this snack, there is sugar. Oh delicious, beautiful sugar…. you convince my children to recreate scenes from “Lord of the Flies”. A smaller portion-size is perfect for our house.
And when Hubby is snacking right alongside the kiddos, it’s nice to have a higher yield in a recipe. I’d say that the grown-ups in the house enjoyed these strawberry wonders just as much – if not more – than the under-5 set did.
Let me know if any of you wild and wonderful people try out this recipe. I promise that you will not be disappointed!
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