Kids love fruit and California Raisins are fruit, so this should make a fun and healthy snack for them. We found this recipe on the CalRaisins site. You can find more information about California Raisins and many more recipes here.
This recipe makes 14-18 roll ups
2 cups natural or golden raisins
1 small pear, peeled and cut into pieces
2 cups water
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1. Bring 2 cups of water to boil.
2. Meantime, place raisins and diced pear inside a large bowl.
3. Once water boils, pour inside the bowl. With a fork, mix ingredients around, and wait 20 minutes for raisins to plump up.
4. Using a 1-cup measuring cup, remove 3/4 cup of liquid. Add cinnamon, and mix ingredients around.
5. Carefully pour cinnamon-plumped fruit and liquid inside a blender or food processor, and blend well until it becomes a paste or thick puree.
6. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
7. Pour half the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Spread it thinly on first sheet with the back of a spoon. You might need to add more to cover entire baking sheet. Less is more here. Pour remaining mixture onto a second sheet.
8. Bake in mid to lower parts of your oven for 2.5-3 hours. This is one recipe that is OK to open up the oven to check for doneness. After 2.5 hours, check every 15-20 minutes. You are looking for the fruit to peel away easily from the parchment, and has become dehydrated. Oven temperatures and cooking times will vary, so keep an eye on these after 2.5 hours.
9. When done, remove from oven and allow to cool. Using scissors, cut into 1-inch strips across your pan. It will be sticky. Roll them up and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long)!