This recipe for healthy pixie sticks combines freeze dried fruit and natural sugar to make one delicious treat! Homemade pixie sticks are so simple--serve them at parties, give them as gifts or keep them for yourself.
Growing up I didn't know a Ding Dong from a Ho Ho from a Twinkie.
When you don't get to enjoy foods like that, you don't know they exist. Until Valentine's Day. Halloween. Christmas. Easter. Any kid's birthday at school or home. Okay, I think you're getting the idea.
Sometimes it really stinks to be that kid.
I've made it a personal mission to make sure all kids with allergies get to enjoy treats. This is one treat that your kids will NEVER know the difference or feel deprived.
Homemade pixie sticks are all over the internet. Most of them are made with paper straws. Which are cute, but there had to be something more. Something more...authentic looking.
The idea we came up with uses BPA free plastic straws. If that doesn't matter you can find colored plastic straws pretty well at any store by the soda or in the party or utensil aisle.
Freeze dried fruit is becoming pretty popular. Freeze dried fruit extracts the water from fruit without removing nutrients. We found our freeze dried fruit at Target in the snack aisle. Look for the Simply Balanced brand. Funky Monkey also sells a brand geared towards kids--we found that brand at our local health food store.
Photo Tutorial on Making the Pixie Stick Seal: