chocolate dipped sugared kale chips

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, dehydrator, Dessert, Gluten Free, Meatless Monday, recipes, snacks, Vegan, Vegan MoFo

What else was I going to do with kale during a ‘Treats and Sweets’ month?

Seriously, I came up with several ideas. Many that are not ready for spabettie just yet,

but these? Several taste testers have approved – vegan or not! They all loved these.

and to my surprise, they were still crunchy and crisp, even after a few days – still delicious!

chocolate dipped sugared kale chips

kale
coconut sugar
chocolate  – melted 

Wash and dry kale. Tear / cut leaves into small pieces, removing ribs and stems. Arrange in single layer on baking pan or dehydrator sheet. Sprinkle with coconut sugar.

Oven: bake at 250-275 for 45 – 60 minutes.

Dehydrator: 145 for 2-3 hours.

Once dried, brush with chocolate and allow to dry. 

More recipes using kale:

miso sesame kale chips

 

plant based steak dinner

 

grapefruit kale chiffonade

 

raw taco Tuesday

 

lemon avocado massaged kale salad

 

tahini kale stuffed waffles

 

 

To see more kale creations, visit Heather for Meatless Monday A to Z!

 

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 22, 2012 at 3:54 am

I JUST saw chocolate dipped kale at Whole Foods. I’m totally doing this. In 2 weeks. My post competition recipe list is so long. And you’re taking up half of it. Lol!

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2 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

yay, I love to hear that! it’s kinda like I get to celebrate with you after, right? XXO!

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3 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 22, 2012 at 6:39 am

What a fun idea. Love love kale but definitely would never think to use it as a sweet treat.

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4 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

:D I had to this month…

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5 Shannon Roche October 22, 2012 at 7:14 am

Whoa. I never though about combining kale and chocolate before?!

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6 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

it’s very good!

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7 Allie October 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

Chocolate and kale? Hmm. I like kale, I like chocolate. I’ll think about this one :D

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8 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

you will love it! :)

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

Max and I would be all over this! Tony would kill me for teasing with a sweet treat that is ruined with kale. I may have to make these when I’m trying to get on his nerves…

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10 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

haa! yes please, and make sure to tell him I had a hand in it! ;)

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11 Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet October 22, 2012 at 11:41 am

Interesting…I would’ve never thought of this one. Worth a try for sure.

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12 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

yes it is definitely worth a try – these were more fabulous than I thought they would be!

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13 Heather @ Better With Veggies October 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I almost did chocolate kale chips, glad I went with breakfast instead. :) I don’t think anyone with good tastebuds can dislike kale chips, especially with added chocolate!

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14 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

haa! I’m actually surprised that everyone makes such different things each week – no overlaps or similar recipes – such a creative group we are!

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15 Roz@weightignfor50 October 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Woah…..I have some kale chips that I dried over the weekend. OOOH…I may go and get myself some chocolate to go with ‘em. I would NEVER have put them together myself, but really, why not? Kale is good, chocolate is good…
Have a great week Kris.

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16 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

yes you should add chocolate, please do! :) and thank you, Roz, I hope your week is fantastic as well!

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17 Purelytwins October 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

love kale! with everything :)

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18 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

me too!

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19 Kelly Klepfer October 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I went to Veg Fest in Portland last month and that was the first place I tried chocolate covered kale. Crazy party in your mouth for sure. So now I can make it at home and it’s got a nice extra sugar hit, too. Thanks. : )

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20 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

ooh, I didn’t get to attend Portland’s Veg Fest this year, I always love it so! these are so easy to make, enjoy!!

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21 Elle October 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Whooaaaa. I would never have thought to put kale and chocolate in the same sentence. Awesome!

I have to ask you… do you always bake your kale chips at such a low temp for such a long time? or just this recipe with the chocolate?

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22 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

and it is SO good! I was so happy with these, that they remained crispy with the chocolate, for days!

I don’t bake mine, I use my dehydrator. I give the oven instructions as an alternative, and the low temp and time is as close to using a dehydrator as I can get. I know it can be done faster at higher temps, I’ve not done that.

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23 Micha October 24, 2012 at 10:37 am

this is going too far, looks gross.

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24 spabettie October 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I know this isn’t everyone’s “cup of tea” – and have heard a few people saying so the last couple days – they were nicer about it though.

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25 JL October 28, 2012 at 5:13 am

Oh, girl, that kale! You just know I had to share it on my kale round-up today! LOL

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