August 21st, 2012

Making Pixie Sticks with Freeze Dried Fruit

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

Paper Straws


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.

*Recipe originally found on Amanda’s Parties TO GO

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18 Responses to “Making Pixie Sticks with Freeze Dried Fruit”

  1. Oh I love this! I can’t wait to make these. My kids will love me because I never let them eat the real ones with so much sugar!! Thanks a million!

  2. Love this!

  3. Julie– I’m sure your kiddos will love them too!!!

  4. Great idea! I’ll look for freeze dried fruit and give this a try. Sounds like fun!

  5. So awesome! Could you uses those baby snacks? What kind of fruit do you use? I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  6. Thanks for visiting…I have never tried it with the baby snacks. Any freeze dried fruit should work well though. I usually find individual size bags at Target or I have bought a whole box of it at Costco. Hope that helps!!

  7. What types have you tried? I am going to make these for a 8th birthday spa thanks for the idea

  8. We have used stawberries, a strawberry banana mix, mango and apple. All are delicious!!

  9. Those receipes look delicious! Great write up.
    I will give you a site where I got real fruit on powder form, I mix it with milk and ice cream to go healthy. they have papaya, soursop, papaya, pineapple. A lot of fruits and veggies. Enjoy guys!

  10. What a great idea – this way the kiddos are at least getting some fruit with their sweet treat!

  11. I love this idea! My little guy doesn’t usually prefer fruit- this would be a fun way to sneak some in! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Ahh this is awesome, especially for my kid whose very reason for being is sweets! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. What a great idea! Found you on! I’d love if you stopped by 🙂

  15. What a great idea! Pinning for later!

  16. How fun is that?!!

  17. Love this! Thanks for linking it at ‘Or so she says…’. I’ve chosen it as the blog feature for tomorrow’s party…and, will be pinning it, as well. Hope to see you there!

  18. Thank you Thank you!!!!


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