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Kale Chips--a.k.a Seriously Addictive Snack!

What you need: 

1-2 big bunches kale, leaves chopped to chip sized pieces
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon oil
coarse salt, to taste
1-2 tablespoons favorite seasoning blend (we love hot and spicy Spike)

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Spread kale onto baking sheet. Pour the apple cider vinegar, oil and seasoning onto kale. Mix to coat all pieces.
3. Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy. Serve immediately!

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It is very easy to oversalt and over vineger these.  The parts touching the pan on the bottem were soggy, but the tops that were not were nice and crispy.  I  made them in the toaster oven and I was surprised as the crunchy ness of them.  They turned kind of brown in some places I think because of the vineger.  I think next time I am going to put oil/vineger/salt combo in a seperate container, and coat the kale there and then transfer after letting the leaves drip dry for a moment put them on the baking pan then bake them.

I haven't tried them in my 18 mo old yet, but he doesn't like vineger or any type of leafy grean so I doubt he would like them (though he does love to chew on the kale stems!), but I sure liked them.  I love kale anyway and these were great!  Kale is slowly turning into my favorite veggie, displacing broccoli and spinach which have  held the top spot for probably 10  years! 


These are impressive.

I made them to go with lunch for myself and my kids-age 4 and 18 months. My 4yo ate them, no issues. He didn't go about them, but no qualms, and ate seconds(I think he may have been confused, as I told him they were "chips."). The 18 mo wouldn't eat them, but they're a bit delicate, and I don't think he liked that/the texture... he's a little weird about crunchy things sometimes. I wouldn't say they taste just like Lays, but they have a thinness coupled with the savory crunchy that is reminiscent of Lays...

I will definitely make them again!

A few things- 1. Tear them off into bigger pieces than what you think. I did what I thought to be "chip" size pieces, and they were a little small... they shrink when they cook.
2. They are very filling, so go easy at first.


This was the first time I tried Kale for more than just a garnish (17 yrs in the restaurant biz), and I have to say, WELL DONE! I, too, went a bit longer on the cooking time. 15 mins then tossed and went for another 8. And I cannot wait to try it again with other seasoning. My 15 yr son who is reluctant to try new (especially GREEN things) ate a big ole bowl. He's a HUGE fan of Lay's and begrudgingly admitted that these were the shiznit. Okay, so I made him say that when he asked for seconds, so it was under duress, but nonetheless, he asked for more! As his mum, I cannot me more proud. Gonna be a staple in this house!


I really like pirate's booty veggie booty from Robert's American snacks. If you like that, you'll love kale chips! Sooo yummy and easy!


I just made these for the first time, and they were pretty good. I'd make them again, but I could see where it'd be a required taste. I sprinkled mine with extra salt before eating them and it made a huge difference. I think I'm going to experiment a little with seasonings and whatnot.


The first time I made these, they came out really quite bad; however I had kale to use up, and needed a side dish so I tried them again tonight. They came out perfectly tonight, and I thought I'd share my changes if it might be of any help. First, I used cooking spray instead of oil, balsamic instead of apple cider, and used a much larger cooking sheet. I think the balsamic flavor goes better with the kale, and the bigger pan made them cook more evenly. They were quite good like this- enough so, that after my first batch was gone my 3 year old wanted me to make more. Will do again :)


this was amazing! such a great way to to get a salty fix. definitely had to bake them for another 5 minutes for them to get real crispy but delicious. can't wait to experiment with seasonings.


Healthy and easy snack!  I over salted them (be careful with the salt - the vinegar adds some twang of its own, so even if you like salty things, go light), so I'll have to try the recipe again.  Love the texture and lightness of the "chips".  A very good for you snack!


OKay...I had no kale but I had calaloo. So I did the smae thing but added an tinsy bit too much ACV but they were so yummy, crispy, adn salty. Yum yum yummy!!!


well, i was a little skeptical, but i love chips. so in order to make a more healthy choice, i went to my market and bought an array of mixed greens. I got kale, bok choy and turnip greens.

i cooked mine twelve minutes and i also used a spice mix that had garlic, onion, pepper, and red pepper ect. along with the vinegar and oil.

well i havent tried the bok choy but i think the kale turned out the best. very chrispy and it even has the chip texture and crunch. the turnip greens didnt turn out crunchy but they taste good too. next time im only using kale and im doing them a minute longer. so amazing.




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