This no-sugar-added fruit snack is a healthy treat kids and adults will both love. It's perfect for packing in a lunchbox for school or work or just enjoying as a snack or better-for-you dessert at home.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
3 large ripe mangoes, peeled and flesh cut away from the pit
½ cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat.
Puree mangoes, water and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, partially covered, until reduced to about 2 cups puree, about 20 minutes.
Pour the puree onto the prepared baking sheet. With a rubber spatula, very evenly spread into a thin rectangle, no thicker than ⅛ inch thick.
Bake until dry to the touch, 4 to 6 hours. Let cool completely.
Transfer the fruit leather to a piece of parchment paper (or wax paper) about the same size. Leaving the parchment underneath, roll the fruit leather closed into a long cylinder. Using a sharp knife or scissors, cut into 2-inch wide strips.
87 calories;1 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 62 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 19 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,558 IU vitamin A; 53 mg vitamin C; 16 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 243 mg potassium
Vitamin C (88% daily value), Vitamin A (31% dv)
My husband and I loved this recipe! It's very nostalgic unwrapping it from the parchment and I bet kids would love it even more. The mangoes are naturally sweet and colorful so I love that there's no added sugar or food dye.