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Healthy candy

Does anyone have some recipes to make healthy candy? I know it is a contrdiction in terms, but maybe there are some clever moms out there who know how to cheat. I'm blessed with a daughter with a very sweet tooth and not much love for fruit.

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rieks

Asked by rieks at 11:08 AM on Nov. 3, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • give her candy in moderation
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • i tricked my couin, who i had temporary custody over, into thing dried fruit and those fruit leather strips were candy...lol
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 11:20 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • think**
    not thing
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 11:21 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Although you can use drained canned or frozen fruits for this simple snack, you'll be happier with the results if you use fresh fruit in season. You'll also be pleased with the way children will choose this over less healthy alternatives.

    Fruit Leather

    1 cup (250 ml) fresh fruit such as peaches, pears, pineapple, cherries, plums, or strawberries
    1 cup (250 ml) applesauce
    Vegetable oil or cooking spray

    Peel the pears, peaches, and pineapple if using. Remove pits and seeds from all, and cut into chunks. Combine with the applesauce in an electric food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Spread the puree on a lightly oiled baking sheet and place in a preheated 400F (200C) oven. Immediately reduce the temperature to 200F (90C) and bake for 2 to 3 hours, until the puree is no longer sticky and can be peeled from the baking sheet. Cool and store in an airtight
    container or plastic bag.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:24 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

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