A tropical kaleidoscope of flavor and color, these tie-dyed fruit leathers are our healthy-ish riff on the classic 90’s snack food Fruit-by-the-Foot. They’re a perfect grab-and-go snack for backpacking, day hikes, and long road trips.
Thaw the frozen fruit.
Place the mangoes (and any accumulated juices), lemon juice, and sugar(optional) into a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer into a bowl and set aside. Wipeout or rinse the food processor bowl.
Place the strawberries (and any accumulated juices) into a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer into a bowl.
Lightly oil a dehydrator fruit leather tray and pour enough mango puree to create a ⅛” thick layer (exact amount will depend on the size of your dehydrator trays). Using an offset spatula is helpful in evening out the mixture.
Pour strawberry puree on top of the mango puree. If your trays are circle, pouring it in a circle in the middle of the tray works best. If your trays are rectangular or square, pour in straight horizontal lines. Using a fork, swirl the strawberry into the mango to create designs.
Repeat with remaining trays/puree.
Dehydrate at 135F for 6-10 hours, checking periodically after 4 hours to monitor progress. The leathers are done when the fruit is no longer soft or sticky, but is not yet brittle.
Remove leathers from the trays, cut, and roll for storage. Store in an airtight container.
*Nutrition info does not include the optional sugar.
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