These crazy little blueberry bites are just dried blueberries, but you only dry them 1/2 way. When you’re craving gummy bears, but don’t want all the sugar and artificial ingredients, these are perfect.
Spread the parchment paper over the cookie sheet and place the drying rack on the parchment paper, or you can just spread them on the rack of a food dehydrator if you have one.
The oven/cookie sheet method will be faster (8-9), but if I'm using the food dehydrator I just dry them through the day and over night.
Spread the blue berries evenly over the cooling rack.
If you're using the oven cookie sheet method just place the sheet of blueberries in the oven on warm about 170 degrees and bake them for 8-9 hours.
They are done when they look like this. I call them 1/2 dried blueberries because you leave a little moisture in them to give them that gummy bear like texture. If you 1/2 dry them, you'll need to store them in the fridge if you are going to keep them more than a couple of days.
If you want to store them longer at room temperature, you can dry them all the way just like raisins which are yummy, but they will lose a little bit of the fresh blueberry flavor.
These make great road food, backpacking treats, or keep in your desk at work goodies. You can store them in mini mason jars or a light weight snack bag.
Here they are spread out in my food dehydrator.