Dehydrated fruit is an incredible snack: it's easily portable, dense in calories (energy), and if you make it yourself can be really healthy.
Dried fruit goes well in trail mixes, but it can also just be eaten on its own – it's delicious.
These kiwi chips are sweet and slightly sour and add a tropical twist to snack mixes. They're also just plain pretty – but not too pretty to eat.
How to Make Kiwi Chips
There are two ways to make dehydrated Kiwi. You can dry them less and have them more chewy, like candy, or dryer like chips.
I suggest using a dehydrator, but if you don’t have one an oven at a low setting can be used.
- Kiwi – that's it!
- Peel kiwi and slice very thinly. If you want thicker chewier kiwi you can slice them thicker.
- Place kiwi on the dehydrator sheet. If you are using the oven method, place on a parchment lined tray.
- Set the dehydrator to “Fruit” setting and let dehydrate until desired consistency. Depending on your climate this can take up to 15 hours. Start checking on the kiwi around the 14 hour mark. I suggest checking in every 30 minutes until you are happy with the dryness.
- If you are using an oven, set it as low as possible and dehydrate until very dry and crispy. Since the oven will be at a higher temperature this may only take 9-11 hours. Check every 30 minutes after the 9 hour mark until you are happy with the level of dryness.
- To store: store in an airtight container in the fridge. These taste like candy and are just simply amamzing.