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Watermelon Fruit Leather

Easy homemade watermelon fruit leather. Just two ingredients! A great snack or addition to school lunches.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Watermelon
Servings: 2 trays


  • 8 C watermelon cubed
  • 2/3 C granulated sugar


  • Line two baking sheets with silicone baking sheets. Preheat oven to 170F°.
  • Puree watermelon, draining through cheese cloth, set over a mesh strainer. Drain almost all of the liquid, reserving for another use.
  • Combine watermelon solids with sugar, discarding any seeds. Blend again if needed to ensure a smooth mixture.
  • Divide watermelon mixture between pans, spreading into an even layer, roughly 1/8-inch thick. Bake for 3 hours or until no longer wet, but still slightly tacky. Rotate pans 180° and swap levels each hour until they are done.
  • Transfer fruit leather to a cutting board, cut into desired sizes. Store on parchment paper in an airtight container.


*2 small seedless watermelons will produce 9C liquid and 2C solids. Some seeds may still be present, remove any found.
**Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your mixture and oven temperature.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel