Candied Zucchini Fruit Snacks (dehydrated/dehydrator)

Source : In 3 Separate Pots Place 1 1/2 C Diced Zucchini Per Pot Add Powder From 1 Envelope Kool Aid Per Pot Each One A Different Color/flavor As Per Ingredien...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : August 29, 2022

Step:

  1. in 3 separate pots place 1 1/2 c. diced zucchini per pot.

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  2. add powder from 1 envelope kool aid per pot. each one a different color/flavor as per ingredients say.

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  3. add 1 cup sugar per pot.

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  4. add 4 cups water per pot. stir well.

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  5. bring to a gentle boil and gently boil for 30 minutes. zucchini is done when tender and the color had soaked through into core of zucchini pieces.

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  6. remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes.

  7. drain very well, (after draining I placed them on a lint free towel to soak up any additional liquid. kool aid will stain said towel)

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  8. place zucchini onto a food dehydrator. turn it on. thenlet them sit for about 24 hours or until gummy or until dried. they will be sticky.

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  9. let cool. place your colored sugar crystals in 3 separate bowls (each bowl containing a different color 1.5 tbl.)

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  10. place zucchini of same color into matching sugar gently coating your candied zucchini. this gives them a bit of crunch and keeps them from sticking together)

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  11. place your done candied zucchini into a candy bowl and watch the kids eat them up not even knowing it's a vegetable.. :)

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  12. enjoy ( even though this is a vegetable you pretty much boil most if the nutritional value out of it) they are very sweet but very easy to make) great for a project for kids to make provided you help with the boiling aspect)

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  13. I used the as seen on t.v. quick minute microwave food dehydrator I bought at wal mart. this cut down my time and only took me 12-18 minutes to make the whole batch instead of 24 hours..

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Ingredients

  1. 4 1/2 cup dicedd zucchini (peeled and cored) ( about 1/2 inch pieces) (divided into thirds)
  2. 3 envelope kool aid ( 3 different flavors and colors) ( I used watermelon:pink,.black cherry: dark red, peach mango: yellowish)
  3. 3 cup granulated sugar divided into thirds
  4. 12 cup water divided into thirds
  5. 4 1/2 tbsp colored sugar crystals ( color will depend on what color kool aid you use, red for red, green for green, pink for pink, etc.. ( 1.5 tbl. per color)
  6. 1 food dehydrator
  7. 3 pots
  8. 3 small bowls

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