CANDY!!!! Let’s talk about candy, shall we!?! It’s artificially colored, full of sugar or high fructose corn syrup, and all kinds of nonsense. Now don’t get me wrong….I was once a kid, and even in recent years, I’ve been known to enjoy some good ol’ candy. BUT I’m happy to report that I have a new favorite candy. The best part is that it’s made out of a vegetable!! Yes, it’s happening!
Red Bell Pepper Candy
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 1 tsp 100% Pure Maple Syrup
Wash the peppers, rinse thoroughly and slice. Drizzle the sliced peppers with maple syrup and toss to combine. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. (I’ve made these and skipped this step once and they turned out tasty but the flavor wasn’t as rich)
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees and line a baking sheet with a cooling rack with parchment paper on top of the cooling rack. Line the peppers onto the parchment paper, make sure they aren’t touching. Place in the oven for 6 to 8 hours. This will dehydrate the peppers and make them crisp.
You need the real stuff here, folks! Sorry but Aunt Jemima’s high fructose corn syrup just won’t work for this!! Okay? Okay!
Toss the maple syrup with the peppers and, if you have time, let rest in the refrigerator for about an hour or two.
Place a cooling rack on a cookie sheet and top with parchment paper. Line the peppers up and roast for 6-8 hours.
They will be thin and crispy when finished.