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Peach leather

Healthy Snacks Recipes for Kids: Peach Leather


  • 8 peaches
  • 2 tablespoons of honey


  • Make the fruit puree. The recipe said you can use a blender or food processor. I found this great food mill in my father's attic and use it every opportunity I can so it is how I made the fruit puree.
  • We used 8 peaches and 2 tablespoons of honey. You can use your preferred sweetener. Most new appliances (food processors and or blenders ) do not run if they are not fully put together thus making them quite safe to work with around supervised children.
  • Once your puree is made simply pour the mixture on a large cookie tray that has been covered with parchment paper.
  • Cook the fruit leather in the oven at 225 for 2-4 hours depending on the depth of the mixture in your cookie tray. Our fruit leather filled a 15x13 cookie tray and took 3 hours. The recipe I used said the leather was ready once the sides were slightly brown and a bit crispy.
  • Cut the leather into long strips and then roll them up. We used a pizza cutter.
  • Tip for cooking with children: Ripe peaches can easily be split or "cut" with the handle of a fork or spoon. One of my children literally did just that today and took out the pits so the peaches were ready for me to feed in the food mill!
  • The recipe claimed that the crispy parts would get softer as it set out and cooled...hmmm we didn't get to find out due to too many hands claiming "a taste"!! Maybe next time I can find out if the crispy parts get softer. Meanwhile this is a recipe I will certainly hold on to and try with other fruits!