Friday, March 30, 2012

Fruit Roll Ups with Shapes

Have cookie cutters. Will make shapes. At least that's what I thought I'd do. Mine were too big, so I used the boys' play dough cutters.  It was funny to hear what they thought each shape was.Trying to peel the shapes out added an extra 5 minutes to snack time. :)

Fruit Roll Ups with Shapes
25 oz apple sauce
3 oz  flavor jello

parchment paper
2 cookie sheets
spatula, an off set spatula works best for me.
small cookie cutters

Set oven to your lowest setting (mine is 170°).

Place parchment paper on cookie sheets.
 - Depending on the placement of the parchment paper, you can have a lot of short strips or a few long strips. 

Mix the two ingredients together. Pour a portion of the mixture onto one cookie sheet. Spread thinly and evenly over parchment paper. Repeat

Dry in the oven for 5-8 hours. The length of time depends on how thin the mixture was spread and the moisture content. After about 3 hours, I rotate and turn the trays.

At hour 5, it I start checking firmness and tackiness. If it is firm but sticky, leave it in and check in 30 minute increments.

When it is firm and barely sticky, use your cutters to make shapes. Press cutters firmly into the roll up.
-Leave enough space between shapes for cutting into strips. 

Pull the trays, when it is firm and smooth.
-If the middle is a little sticky, that's ok. Drying too long will make the sides brittle. 

Store in an air tight container

Servings: about 20

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