Strawberries and Cream Kale Chips

 
Last week, I was talking to my boyfriend Eric about some kale chips I had made, and he said, "why not make something like strawberries and cream kale chips?" I admit, it sounded a little odd to me at first, but I thought, what the heck, I am always up for experiments and trying new things!  

 
So, on Monday when we both had the day off we got to work making them.  Coconut cashew cream and strawberries made up the batter, and we could tell that the chips were going to be amazing if they tasted like it, since it tasted like strawberry cheesecake.  Once I coated the chips, I tasted one and they tasted good before going in so I had my fingers crossed they would stay that delicious!  

 
My whole house was filled with the heavenly aroma of strawberries and cream Tuesday morning when they were ready to taste, and I was excited.  They tasted amazing like strawberry cheesecake, but crunchy. Seriously, for something that sounded a little unusual they are probably the best kale chips I have ever eaten. Plus, you get your greens with your dessert! Eric loved them too.  I am glad I tried his flavor idea, I know he has more, and I will be making those soon as well!  If you are skeptical, try making these and you will be amazed!
 

Strawberries and Cream Kale Chips
Makes about 8 cups

3 1/2 cups finely shredded dried coconut
1 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp raw coconut nectar or raw agave nectar
2 cups fresh organic strawberries
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
filtered water

1 large bunch kale, washed and torn into bite sized pieces
2 cups sliced fresh organic strawberries

In a high speed blender or food processor, combine the coconut, sea salt, agave nectar, vanilla, and 2 cups strawberries in the food processor, and process until smooth. Add filtered water, a few Tbsp at a time until a smooth mixture a little thinner than nut butter consistency is formed. Place the kale in a large bowl, and pour the strawberry mixture over it. Add the sliced berries. Use hands to massage mixture into the kale, coating all the pieces entirely. Place the kale on 2 teflex lined dehydrator sheets, and dehydrate* for about 8-12 hours at 115F (overnight) until dry. Enjoy!

*If you do not own a dehydrator and raw is not a concern, you can bake them in a 200F degree oven for 4-6 hours on a lined baking sheet, or until dried.

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

18 Comments
  1. April 24, 2013 at 12:24
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    I love the idea of uncommon combination :) Very impressive way to make a healthy snack!

    • April 24, 2013 at 23:06
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      Thank you :)!

  2. April 24, 2013 at 12:26
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    Wow what a combination! Sounds very interesting but it is Always fun to experiement and try new things. Love kale ships!! Yummmmm!!

    • April 24, 2013 at 23:06
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      They are interestingly amazing ;). Thank you :)!

  3. April 24, 2013 at 13:05
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    This sounds delicious! And a novel combo of kale & strawberries (at least to me). Will be trying this very soon....

    • April 24, 2013 at 23:06
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      Thank you so much :)! I hope you do try them!

  4. April 24, 2013 at 14:19
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    Interesting combo....

    • April 24, 2013 at 23:07
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      Totally, but you can not taste the kale at all, just the sweet strawberries :).

  5. April 24, 2013 at 19:48
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    Always love your creative kale chip ideas. These sound spectacular, great job!<br /><br />Happy Blogging!<br /><a href="http://www.happyvalleychow.com/" rel="nofollow">Happy Valley Chow</a><br />

    • April 24, 2013 at 23:07
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      Thank you :)!

    • April 24, 2013 at 23:07
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      Lol Eric, I gave you credit :).

  6. April 25, 2013 at 00:03
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    Amy, you and Eric are a dream team! SO CREATIVE! I would have never, ever thought to put those ingredients together in a million years! Now, I do have some kale and strawberries in my fridge . . . hmmm . . .<br /><br />As always, your blog is so inspirational - keep up the good work!

    • April 25, 2013 at 00:08
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      Thanks Sunnie :)! He is my number one taste tester and he knows what is good ;). You should totally try this it is the best kale I have ever made! Thank you so much for your kind words :).

    • April 25, 2013 at 00:55
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      It's always nice to have a taste tester! :D Ha-ha it's probably better for HIM to BE the taste tester - what a fun position! I will definitely try this! And you're welcome - and thank YOU!

  7. April 26, 2013 at 20:51
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    Thank you sunnie! ;)Amy has been a very good inspiration to me. her ideas has sparked a fire of ideas to share with the best uncook chef I know. Amy is one of a kind, and I would say bar none, the best person to share health and welness ideas with everyone. You rock Amy!!

  8. May 21, 2017 at 19:34
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    I've never thought to do sweet kale chips before! What a great idea!

    • May 22, 2017 at 01:04
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      Thank you :)! They are so good!

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