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I made these with my husband in mind. Not only does he love the flavor he loves the texture. It is “full-bodied”, hearty, not frail or fragile and more like a cookie than a chip. I know many of you who are new to kale chips may be scratching your head at the mere thought of kale and chocolate. I will admit, I was too! But it works! They smell heavenly with the aroma of rich chocolate. What a sneaky way to get greens in someone! Seriously, you must give these a try. And if you do, please share with us what you think.
Did you know that kale is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body’s detoxification system? Who knew you could eat chocolate and detox at the same time? Score!! (haha).
Look for kale with firm, deeply colored leaves and moist hardy stems. Kale should be stored in a cool environment since warm temperatures will cause it to wilt and will negatively affect its flavor. The leaves should look fresh, be un-wilted, and be free from signs of browning, yellowing, and small holes. Choose kale with smaller-sized leaves since these will be more tender and have a milder flavor than larger leaves. Kale is available throughout the year, although it is at its peak, from the middle of winter through the beginning of sprin
To store, place kale in a plastic storage bag removing as much of the air from the bag as possible. Store in the refrigerator where it will keep for 5 days. The longer it is stored, the more bitter its flavor becomes. Do not wash kale before storing because exposure to water encourages spoilage.
I sprinkled some extra shredded coconut on top before sliding it into the dehydrator.
I must have taken 50 pictures of these crazy things and no matter what angle, no matter what lighting or what bowl I used… they just looked… well, let’s just say they taste way better than they look! haha