DIY Fruit roll-ups

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Facebook and someone shared something that made you say: “Oh, I’ll be trying that”? Especially when you see how easy it was? I know you’re nodding your head right now!

Someone shared a post about making mango fruit roll-ups and I was all in. I fancy myself a mango [eating] expert – I’ll take it in any way, shape or form. Fruit snack with no added sugar? Sign me all the way up! And who loved fruit roll-ups as a kid? *looks around and raises hand slowly*

I don’t know about you, but I have a terrible sweet tooth. I don’t care for chocolate but candy? 0 to 100, real, real quick. I literally can’t have any in the house – it’s bad. I try not to indulge too much because of ALLLLLL the sugar but man sometimes a girl’s gotta give in. Finding a way to curb the craving naturally¬† with my absolute favourite fruit and within moderation is a great solution for me.

And it’s so simple.

Ingredients: mangoes.

The End.

Ok bye!

Alright alright, here are the instructions too:

  1. You can use any kind of mangoes. I used ataulfo since they were on sale this time around.DIY Mango roll-ups
  2. Slice on either side close to the seed.
    *It is important during this step to perform quality control by tasting the mango*.

    DIY Mango roll-ups
  3. Peel the mango using the edge of a glass.

    DIY Mango roll-ups

  4. Puree using your processor of choice – in my case the handy dandy nutribullet.

    DIY Mango roll-ups

  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the mango puree on top and spread into a very thin layer.

    DIY Mango roll-ups

  6. Leave in the oven at 170F for 3.5 to 4 hours.

    DIY Mango roll-ups DIY Mango roll-ups

  7. Once removed, cut the edges into straight lines (now now, be sure to eat the excess) and slowly roll the paper then cut it into sections.

    DIY Mango roll-ups

  8. Le voila – mango roll-ups!

    DIY Mango roll-ups

It was quite tasty and because it was caramelized at such a low temperature in the oven – it tasted a bit sweeter. It didn’t last long, I can tell you that!

Tip – If you’re going to try this, make sure that you spread it into a very thin layer. As you can see from my results, there were areas that were still a bit mushy because the mango wasn’t spread thin enough. Next time, I think I’ll one less mango and sacrifice eating that guy the regular way.

If you’ve made fruit roll-ups or other easy fruit snacks, share some of your ideas in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “DIY Fruit roll-ups

  1. Wow! Talk about easy! And thanks for the tip about peeling the mango with a glass…who knew?! (Besides TNL of course because they’re always “in the know”!) Now, any tips on picking a “good” mango?

    1. Any mango would work, just as long as they’re ripe so the results would be sweet. These ataulfo mangoes always seem to be available – go for those!

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