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12 delicious snacks to make in your dehydrator

by Kristen

Creating delicious snacks in your dehydrator can be a fun way to create recipes with your kids!  Many fruits and vegetables dehydrate into delicious snacks that your whole family will enjoy, including toddlers.   It is also a great way to snack while avoiding pre-packaged foods.  Many dehydrated snacks will store well in airtight containers and travel great for road trips, camping adventures, and hiking.  I purchased my dehydrator several years ago, and I still like to get it out every so often to try something new.   Here is a list of snacks made in a dehydrator that you have to try! 

Several years ago, I purchased a dehydrator after seeing so many fun homemade snacks online!  You don’t need to get a fancy one to make some tasty treats for your family.  Mine is just a basic one.  When I was growing up, my younger brother made homemade beef jerky, but it wasn’t until years later when I found out there are many different snacks one can make in the dehydrator.   Making dehydrated snacks with your kids is a great way to get them involved in the kitchen. A dehydrator is easy to operate.  All you need to do is stack as many plastic racks as you need on top of the dehydrator.  Place the food on, and let it go!   I like to rotate the stacks of food every few hours.  If you are dehydrating something that might stick, I want to use cooking spray on the racks.

Many snacks you make in your dehydrator have very few ingredients.  Mostly just fruits and veggies.

Here are 12 easy snacks to try if you’ve just gotten a dehydrator. You can click the link or the photo to be directed to the recipe. 

  1. Kiwi Chips

All you need to do to make these Kiwi Chips are cut Kiwi into slices and dehydrate them to make a healthy snack.

2. Dehydrator Marshmallows

These dehydrator marshmallows taste like the marshmallows you find in cereals.  You can make cookies with these marshmallows or use them on top of cereal or ice cream sundaes! They are so much fun to make with kids! 


Dehydrator Eggplant Bacon 

These eggplant slices produce a flavor similar to bacon.  If you’re a vegetarian or trying to eat less meat, you should try this dehydrator eggplant bacon!

4. Dehydrated Watermelon Candy

Dehydrated watermelon is a fruit leather that tastes like candy!  No preservatives or added sugar is necessary with this easy one-ingredient recipe! 

5. Dehydrated Strawberries 

You can dehydrate strawberries in the oven or your food dehydrator.  This is one of my favorite food dehydrator recipes!  These make a great snack! 

6. Caramel Apple Chips 

If you love making your food, you will love these caramel apple chips.  These would also taste great with cinnamon and sugar!  

7. Kale Chips 

Adding some sea salt on kale chips and dehydrating them until they are crunchy make a delicious snack!  These cheesy kale chips have tons of nutrients and make a great snack!

8.  Zucchini Chips 

Adding raw zucchini to your dehydrator trays makes a great snack that tastes great on salads!  You will want to use a mason jar for storage when you make these! 

9. Beef Jerkey

beef Jerkey might be the first thing to come to mind when you think of making snacks in your dehydrator.  Add pepper and other spices to your favorite beef to make this snack! 

10. Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups 

I love the idea of making homemade fruit leather in your dehydrator.  You can use apricots, bananas, applesauce, peaches, cranberries, berries, or any other fruit you can think of! 


11.  Dyhrated Pears.  12. Dehydrated Popcorn Sprinkle 

You can dehydrate herbs or spinach/ kale to make your spice mixes!

A few more ideas you can try might be sweet potatoes, coconut, tomatoes, banana chips, grapes, and more.

I would love to know if you made any of these snacks!  please comment below and let me know if they turned out for you!  You can also tag me on social media.  You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok



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