Freeze-dried Skittles are all the rage with the Harvest Right crowd and we definitely think they’re worth a try.
There’s no real reason to preserve Skittles for long-term storage, but freeze drying them makes them crunchy instead of chewy. The flavor is even more intense, and you don’t have that stick-to-your-teeth sensation. To freeze dry Skittles, just place them in a single layer on a Harvest Right freeze dryer tray and process in your home freeze dryer. The inside filling will expand, cracking the candy shell and doubling the size of the candy. Sometimes they come out in really odd shapes, which just ups the fun factor.
Freeze-dried Skittles have a powerful tangy flavor that pairs nicely with salted peanuts. Freeze-dried mini marshmallows have a creamy flavor that cuts through the citrus of the Skittles, so a half-and-half combination is extra tasty.
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Freeze drying Skittles is just one of the many, many foods that can be preserved in a home freeze dryer. So, if you’re looking for the best way to preserve food for you and your family, you’re going to love the Harvest Right freeze dryer. This one-of-a-kind freeze dryer allows a family to preserve the meals, fruits, vegetables, meats and snacks they love to eat. Freeze drying is remarkable because, unlike other methods of preserving, it does not shrink or toughen food, and retains flavor, color, shape, and nutritional content.
Learn more about freeze drying food at home with a Harvest Right freeze dryer by visiting HarvestRight.com.
i just opened a bag. omg. so good.
I can’t make them fast enough for the kids and grandkids. We tried the Milk Duds and Hi Chews too. So great. I think the Hi Chews cut in half are my favorites.
How do you do Hi Chews?? We just got our freeze dryer.
What machine do you use and where do I purchase one please
So I have to buy a freeze dryer from you? Any other way to do this?
Harvest Right is the only maker of Home Freeze Dryers. You can buy directly from them, or, one of their resellers.
Wish there were a way to make monthly payments to buy. Several thousand dollars just isn’t in my budget.
Hi Kelly, there is a great interest free layaway program that would be a perfect fit for you.
How many pounds of skittles per tray?
In my medium trays I think I can fit about 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 c. Just make sure to leave a little space between (don’t pack them in the tray) because they need room to expand.
Does the shelf temperature have any affect on how the skittles change? I ran a batch of a few items and the skittles did not really change, still flat and chewy. 55F shelf setting from factory, 33 Hr total cycle.
Yes, this will have an effect. Most who freeze dry skittles do them at a temp of 125F.
how long do you freeze dry them for?
We put them in and let the freeze dryer figure out how long it takes. It is normally well under 24 hours.
Do I just run them through on a normal cycle? I prefroze mine.
A normal cycle will work perfectly.
I tried the yogurt covered skittles. Turned out yummy. Came out after 25 hours a little soft but after sitting out for just a couple of minutes the coating turned hard. I will be doing these again!
Why does the inside expand?
A lot of people will add extra dry time to their cycles and add skittles then, is that a safe way to process them?
I just filled all my trays (about 1 1/2 cups per tray), spread them around so they had growing room and ran a regular cycle. It took less than 12 hours and they are perfect!!! My family loves them!
Great way to use the gov’t stimulus checks!
How much weight do the skittles lose when freeze dried?
Just wondering if you want 2ozog skittles once freeze dried, how much you’d have to start with. Thanks
I’m looking for the answer to this as well. Any luck?
Most candies don’t have a noticeable weight change as there is very little water weight.
What are the best settings for freeze drying skittles..?
Do I need to put the moisture packet in with them after they are done?
I’ve never posted before.
Can you dry both the dry skittles and the gummie ones as well?
Has anyone had luck with Red Hots?? I’ve tried them before so I know it can be done.