As the fruits snuggle against each other in the vacuum-sealed bag, they begin to take on each others’ flavors and create one delicious fruit bar. On a long hike, this is a sweet, delicious, vitamin-filled treat.

Mangoes, bananas, cherries and blueberries pack a lot of flavor. Use whatever your favorite fruits are.

  • 7 mangoes, peeled and julienned
  • 7 bananas, peeled and cut into 1/2″ discs
  • 2 lbs. cherries, halved and pitted
  • 1 quart blueberries, blanched to break the skin

To blanch the blueberries, place one cup at a time into a wire sieve and dunk into boiling water until the skins break, about 30 seconds. Remove from the water and drain.

To dry the fruit, place the pieces in a single layer on a dehydrator. Dehydrate until they’re mostly dry but still a little gummy.

Divide the fruit evenly among 12 food-saver bags and vacuum seal until eaten.