Healthy Fruit Lollies

Healthy fruit lollies??

Yes, and these are amazing for kids!!!

Remember my recipe for rainbow fruit leather?

Healthy fruit lollies are the same concept only in a sucker shaped form!!

This post is going to be loaded with pictures because I took so many of my proud creation….so bare with me and all of my pictures!!

I started with red, orange and yellow colors for the suckers.

RED: 1 banana, 3 oz. raspberries, and 1 tbsp. agave (blend and place in bowl and set aside)

ORANGE: use 1/2 of the red mixture and 1/2 of the yellow mixture to form the orange color

YELLOW: 1 banana, 8 slices of frozen peaches (thawed), 1 tbsp. agave (blend and place in bowl and set aside) or 1 banana, 1 mango, 1 tbsp. agave (blend and place in bowl and set aside)

Working with 1 color at a time place the blended fruit puree into a sandwich baggie and snip off a very tiny corner piece.  Use this like a piping bag to pipe circles onto parchment paper, or a non stick surface placed onto a baking sheet.  Place sucker sticks into the center of the circles and cover with more puree.

 

do the same with each color…..

The orange looks like pink but once dehydrated it takes on a more orangish color.

Set your oven to the lowest setting…. around 170 and place your suckers in the oven and keep the door open to make the actual cooking temperature lower than 170…..these will dehydrate for 1-3 hours depending on how thick you make the suckers.  I even noticed that some dehydrated quicker than others so just keep checking on them.

Here is what they will look like in the end.  When they are finally dehydrated like a fruit leather they will be pliable.  Let them cool down and sit and soon they will harden to a more sucker consistency.

Remember the chalkboard art center I posted about awhile back?

I used this to hold the suckers!

Now, let’s move onto some more colors!!

GREEN: 1 banana, 1 handful of spinach, 1 tbsp. agave (blend and place in bowl and set aside)

BLUE: 1 banana, 3 oz. blueberries, 1 tbsp. agave (blend and place in bowl and set aside)

PURPLE: 1 banana, 3 oz. blackberries, 1 tbsp. agave (blend and place in bowl and set aside)

Place these in the oven and dehydrate.  The colors will change as they dry out.

These taste like fruit leathers and even though the colors are not as vibrant as a dyed sucker the novelty is the same!

I passed these out to my neighbors, my niece and nephew, and my own kids….they obviously could tell these were not real suckers just by looking at them but the idea of a sucker was all it took to make them all try it!  Plus, they all asked if they could have more!!

This could be a cute idea for Easter baskets too!!!

Would you make your own fruit lollies??
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