What kid doesn’t love pixie sticks? And what parent doesn’t cringe a little as their child pour straight sugar down their throat? Well, now kids can have all the fun of eating pixie sticks with just a fraction of the sugar. I won some serious “cool Mom” points by making these for my kids.
These pixie sticks are so fun, they would be great for after school snacks, parties, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and the list goes on. There is a wide variety of freeze dried fruit available, so experiment with flavors. What’s going to be a favorite at your house? The top choices in my house are mango and strawberry.
Pixie Sticks with Freeze Dried Fruit
5 ounces Freeze Dried Fruit
1/4 cup Sugar
In a food processor, combine about 5 ounces of freeze dried fruit and 1/4 cup of sugar. Pulse fruit until it resembles sugar.
Bend the bottom of a paper straw and make a paper cone with a hold just large enough to fit inside your straw. Slowly sprinkle in your pixie powder just a little at a time so it wont clump up at the end, fill about 8/10 full and fold the other end to seal. Store in a moisture free area and enjoy!
TIP: If your powder gets too powdery and doesn’t want to pour nice, you can simply fold a piece of paper and “slide” the powder into the straw this way rather than making a cone. Texture of the powder may very depending on the food processor used and the humidity conditions in your home.