Homemade Pixy SticksOct 31 2012 by
When I was younger I used to love pixy stick candy. I remember going to sporting events and sitting in the bleachers and downing stick after stick. I cringe now when I think of all that sugar I consumed. After all, a traditional Pixy Stick is nothing but sugar that is artificially flavored to taste like fruit. Thanks to Pinterest, I found a simple and tasty way to recreate this fun treat. I added my own twist to make both a traditional sweet treat and a sour variety as well. My kids have never had Pixy Sticks before and they absolutely loved these. The flavors are endless and so is the fun!
- freeze dried fruit of your choice *see notes
- paper straws
- 1 lemon
- To make a sour Pixy Stick you’ll need to plan this first step in advance. Slice the lemon into thin slices and place in your food dehydrator. Set to 115 degrees and let ‘cook’ for 24 hours or until throughly dehydrated.
- Place a few slices of the dehydrated lemon in a powerful blender and process until you have a fine powder. Set aside. Repeat this process with the freeze dried fruit of your choice.
- Carefully bend one end of each paper straw to create a seal.
- For a sweet treat use a funnel to transfer the freeze dried fruit powder into the straw. For a sour treat mix together a bit of the lemon powder with the freeze dried fruit powder. Transfer to a paper straw with the funnel.
Nutritional info will vary depending on what fruit is used.
To make my Pixy Sticks I used an organic product from the Just Tomatoes Ect! product line. You can find their full range of organic products here. I want to mention that while you can find their products in many stores, it’s much harder to find their organic line. It’s been only recently that their organic products have been added to the shelves.