Total Time
8hrs 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs 15 mins

Yes you read right, candied zucchini. This is a great way to use that zucchini that you didn't notice until it was a foot and a half long.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and cut off ends of zucchini. Quarter length wise and remove seeds and soft centers with a spoon. Cut into half inch pieces.
  2. Combine 2 cups sugar, water and kool-ade in a medium pot. Cook over high heat until mixture comes to a boil and sugar disolves. Reduce heat to medium low and add zucchini.
  3. Simmer until zucchini is tender, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Set a strainer over a large bowl and drain zucchini. Allow to drain and cool for 30 minutes. Reserve liquid for making more candy later.
  5. Place zucchini pieces in a food dehydrator for about 8 hours or until mostly dry but still slightly sticky (Alternately you could place pieces on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet and put in the oven set to the lowest temperature with the door craked slightly).
  6. Roll pieces in granulated sugar and let cool completely.
  7. Store in an air tight container.