Recipe: Homemade Fruit Leather


Transform your favorite Once Upon a Farm pouch into an equally tasty snack with this easy and fun fruit leather recipe. Best part? Your kiddos can help you create these. Let them squeeze the pouches out and cut the fruit leather into fun shapes once ready!

fruit leather on a cutting board, surrounded by Once Upon a Farm pouches

Homemade Fruit Leather

Time: 5–8 hours


  • 3 Once Upon a Farm pouches (any flavor!)
  • Optional, chia seeds for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 170ºF (or 150ºF if your oven goes that low)
  2. Line a quarter sheet pan with parchment paper OR silicone baking mat.
  3. Squeeze pouches onto lined baking sheet and spread evenly with spatula. Gently tap the baking sheet on the counter to get any little bubbles out. Sprinkle with a little chia seeds if you’d like!
  4. Bake for 4 hours, then continue checking until the fruit liquid is completely dehydrated. The fruit leather is done when it is no longer super sticky/tacky to touch.
  5. Allow the pan to cool completely, then gently lift/peel the parchment paper off the pan and place onto a cutting board. Cut the parchment paper into strips to roll up, or into other shapes you’d like. Store fruit leather in airtight jar at room temperature, up to two weeks.


  • If using a silicone baking mat, gently peel the fruit leather off and place onto a cutting board lined with parchment paper. Then you can roll it up lined with the parchment paper to prevent it from sticking to itself.
  • Chia seeds make the perfect little sprinkle addition if you’d like to add them prior to baking.
  • Your fruit leather will take longer if baking at 150ºF, possibly up to 8 hours depending on the type of Once Upon a Farm pouch used. You’ll know the fruit leather is done when it is completely dry to touch and doesn’t stick to your finger.
  • Alternatively, you could use a silicone mini muffin pan and add a heaping ½ teaspoon Pouch into each cavity, tap on the counter to evenly distribute the fruit liquid, and bake for 4–5 hours at 170ºF, or until the fruit is no longer stick/tacky to the touch. Then, you’ll have cute little round circles of fruit leather.