These homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups are a fun, natural way to enjoy a better version of the childhood snack! Only three ingredients are needed to make it.

Fruit Roll Ups - Close Up with Vivid Red Color from Strawberries

Can you think of a food that you would eat off the ground?

I know, strange question.

Back in college when my husband ate pizza that had been on the ground I gave him a pretty hard time about it.

“Ewww. How could you do that??? The ground is so dirty! That’s disgusting!”

About a year later we were walking to the library, and I had just bought a strawberry fruit rollup from the candy store. I ripped the package open a little bit too eagerly, and the fruit rollup flew out of the package and started rolling down the sidewalk. I ran after it, plucked it off the ground, ripped off the outer layer, and ate it.

I know. Such a hypocrite. He won’t let me live this one down.

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a pretty big fan of fruit rollups, and it was a favorite childhood snack. Today’s homemade version is a cross between a fruit rollup and a fruit leather, made with real fruit, and it only requires three ingredients!

Homemade Fruit Roll Ups Peeled from Silpat

Step by Step Overview:

First you want to puree some fresh strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth:

Strawberry Puree in Food Processor Bowl

Pour that mixture into a saucepan and stir in lemon juice, and sugar, if you wish. Added sugar is not required and just depends on personal preference.

Simmering Strawberry Puree in Pot

Cook this mixture for about 10 minutes until it gets thick and jammy:

Reduced Strawberry Liquid Ready to be Spread on Board

Spread the jam out evenly onto a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. If you have an offset spatula, that is the best tool for this:

Spread Out Raw Fruit Leather on Silicone Mat

Let the strip bake/dehydrate for 3 hours in a 170 degree oven, then let it cool.

Cut the rectangle into long strips using a pizza cutter:

Using a Pizza Cutter to Slice Fruit Roll Up Recipe Batch

Then you can roll each strip up into a fruit rollup!

Rolling Up a Strawberry Fruit Roll Up with Fingers

Aren’t these so fun? I made a Strawberry Fruit Rollups video to provide a little extra guidance when making these homemade fruit snacks: