It is almost the time of year when we southerners purposely start locking the car so that random people don't stuff bags of baseball bat sized zucchini behind the driver's seat.
Find yourself in this predicament? Make fruit snacks.
zucchini (or yellow squash)
grape juice concentrate (optional)
vegetable peeler, sharp knife & cutting board
As you can see, my pieces were not uniform. (Where's the fun in that?!) The pineapple juice easily covered the zucchini. I probably had room for another zucchini.
Added two more forearm sized zucchini, chopped. This time the pieces were bigger overall (I guess I was getting lazy).
Yumma. Like hot pineapple.
Eventually I had to slap little hands (well, not exactly - but they were sad that I told them to stop eating my goods!)
Then I spaced the zucchini on my dehydrator. You can see the grape flavored zucchini was a weird color. It had enough grape flavor, but the color is something to be desired. I think the next time I will try 1/2 cup of concentrate.
I'll be the first to admit that they look more like bacon, or crispy pork rinds than fruit snacks. But if you can get over the fact that it is made of zucchini and just get it in your mouth - your taste buds will be happy!
And the taste? Yum. If you like dried apples, I think you will like dried zucchini (first simmered in pineapple juice).
Oh, I almost forgot! The extra juice I saved for when I can get my grubby little hands on more zucchini. My car is unlocked.
PS - Thank you, Missy Stuckey, for sending me this link where blog author used Kool-Aid and white sugar to achieve similar results.