This Strawberry Fruit Leather couldn’t be any easier to make and it’s the perfect use for summer strawberries!
This recipe is made in a countertop dehydrator. If you’re going to be making fruit leather often, a dehydrator is worth the investment. It prevents the need to turn on your oven, and you can set it and forget it for several hours. If you don’t have a dehydrator, here’s a recipe post on how to make fruit leather in the oven!
Fruit leather is one of our favorite snacks to make! There are so many different flavors options – just choose your favorite fruit and go for it! We’re constantly testing out new version, but Strawberry Fruit Leather is usually our go to. Fresh summer strawberries with just a touch of honey or agave in a fun-to-eat strip? What could be better?!
If you don’t have strawberries, maybe you have another fruit that will work for fruit leather! We make Peach Fruit Leather, Persimmon Fruit Leather and Pineapple Fruit Leather Video often and they’re the perfect on the go snack. Or put them in a lunch box and your kids will be so stoked when they open it up!
I love making my own fruit leather because it’s a great way to use up excess fruit from the season plus it’s so much healthier than the version you get at the store that has lots of added sugar and preservatives! You can feel good about sending your kids off with this healthy snack and they’ll feel good about how fun it is to eat!
Fruit leather can be stored for a few months at room temperature, so make a big batch and have snacks ready to go! Although I will say, even though it lasts for a few months, ours are usually gone much faster than that!
Strawberry Fruit Leather – Dehydrator Method
- 3 cups strawberries
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave, optional
- Remove the stems from the strawberries and place them in a blender. Drizzle a bit of honey or agave if you want to sweeten them up a bit. This is optional, and if your berries are very sweet, you can skip additional sweetener. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the strawberry puree onto a dehydrator sheet. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the mixture in a completely even layer. You don’t want the mixture to be too thin or too thick – this is where the experimenting comes in to play!
- Place the sheets in the dehydrator set to 135F degrees for 3-4 hours, until the fruit leather is dry to the touch, and no longer sticky.
- Cut the fruit leather into strips and roll up in parchment paper. Fruit leather can be stored at room temperature for a few months, although we never let ours sit around that long!