It seems as if we’ve began the age of childhood favorites recipes. Everyday is now #ThrowbackThursday, and the masses are going crazy over recipes like Dunkaroo Dip. As great as most of these throwbacks are, they’re not so healthy.

That’s where this homemade Fruit By The Foot recipe comes in to save the day. It’s healthier for you because it’s not filled with artificial ingredients and scary things ending in -ose. The best part is you can experiment with the recipe and use any fruit you want.

The recipe below uses plastic wrap (which will not melt in an oven at the specified heat), but if you’re afraid of that or think you’ll get the plastic stuck in the fruit, feel free to use a silicone baking mat.

Homemade Fruit By The Foot

  • 3 cup strawberries
  • Sugar to taste
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 hours
  • Total Time: about 6-8 hours
  • Servings: approximately 8 strips
  • Easy

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 175°F.

Step 2

Cover a pan with plastic wrap. Make sure to flatten out any wrinkles.

Step 3

Slice 3 cups of strawberries.

Note: Feel free to try any fruit combination you like.

Step 4

Puree the fruit in a blender until it has a slushy consistency.

Step 5

Mix in sugar to taste.

Step 6

Pour the blended mixture onto the covered pan and spread evenly.

Note: An uneven spread may result is overcooked edges.

Step 7

Bake in the oven for 6-8 hours until the fruit has lost most of its original tackiness.

Step 8

Remove the dehydrated fruit off the pan to cool.

Step 9

Flip the plastic wrap onto parchment paper and carefully remove the dehydrated fruit.

Step 10

Cut the fruit and the paper into strips you can roll.

Step 11

Stuff your face, child.