Fruit Roll-ups (2008)
Back when moms and dads were less militant about the food that touched little Johnnys lips, they sent us to school with these flappy, chewy things that were like Kool-Aid in plastic form. Now you can get virtuous, all-natural fruit leathers at health-food storesor, better yet, make your own.
Millennial Fruit Roll-Ups Yields: About 10 snacks
3/4 cup raspberries
3/4 cup strawberries, hulled
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
In a blender, combine the raspberries, strawberries, and sugar, and blend on high until pured. In a medium saucepan, combine berry pure and chili powder, and bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat to low and maintain at a bare simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Take a sheet pan and line it with lightly oiled parchment paper. Spread the berry pure evenly on the parchment paper. Place pan in the oven and bake for two and a half hours, until pure is dry but still slightly sticky. Cool completely at room temperature before cutting roll-ups into pieces.