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Make Your Own Fruit Snacks

Why spend buckets of cash on homemade fruit snacks when you can make your own real-fruit treats right in your own kitchen. You don’t need a ton of ingredients, or any special supplies! Making fruit snacks at home is simple, easy, and so much fun!

Homemade Mango Fruit Snacks
1/2 cup ripe mango, pureed
1 1/2 cups plain applesauce
2 tsp. powdered pectin
2 1/2 cups sugar , divided, plus additional for coating

Spray an 8 x 8 glass pan with nonstick cooking spray. Then set it aside.

Combine the mango puree and applesauce in a medium saucepan. Whisk the pectin and 1/2 cup sugar together in a small bowl. Clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the saucepan and bring your mixture to a boil. Whisk in the remaining sugar. Bring everything to and boil and stir constantly until your mixture reaches 225°. Remove from heat.

Pour the mixture into prepared pan. When slightly cool, sprinkle sugar on top, and allow to set, about 2 hours. Once set, cut your mixture into 1-inch squares, or use a mini cookie cutter sprayed with non-stick cooking spray to make shapes. Dredge in sugar and dry overnight on a piece of parchment. Store covered for up to two weeks.

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