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Healthy Snack Option: Here’s How To Dry Apples (Chips)

Aren’t we always on the lookout for cheap, healthy and easy-to-make snacks? Dried apple chips and pieces tick all the boxes…they can be added to cereals, homemade granola [1], baked goods (such as muffins and cakes), yogurt or they’re tasty and totally satisfying as a nibbly treat all by themselves.

Even better news: it couldn’t be easier to make them. I’ve laid out the steps below for oven drying the slices but you could use a dehydrator too–just follow the instructions that came with your dehydrator. Here’s how…


After cooling completely, store them in an airtight container (a glass jar works nicely) and keep in a cool place. Watch the container carefully, if after a couple days you see moisture developing inside the jar then the pieces aren’t fully dried and need to be put back in the oven or dehydrator.

Alternatively you can spread them out in between layers of cheesecloth and let them finish by air drying (will take a day or two). If you plan on eating them within the week, keep the package refrigerated and any signs of moisture will be fine since these will be consumed before mold can develop.