Oven Dried Strawberries | Keto Candy

by hungryelephant

One of the toughest things to do when going from a regular diet to a keto diet is getting rid of sugar – and if you have a sweet tooth, you may really miss candy. Thankfully here is a totally keto friendly, no sugar added keto candy – oven dried strawberries!

Several oven dried strawberries - still bright red but thinner than an average slice of strawberry - sitting on a white counter.

These are actually so so easy to make and only requre one ingredient – strawberries! There’s no added sugar and no other ingredients.

I first saw this recipe on Tiktok and it was marketed as “better than Twizzlers”.

Now for my honest opinion – is it better than Twizzlers? Absolutely not.. In fact it doesn’t even taste remotely similar to a Twizzler. When I first took a bite – it actually brought my back to elementary school and strawberry Fruit Roll Ups. They taste EXACTLY like a fruit roll up. So these oven dried strawberries will go great with kids!

Fruit Roll-Ups!

In you are wondering – YES strawberries are keto friendly but in moderation. So eating an entire bushel of strawberries – big no.. but a handful are safe to eat and shouldn’t throw you out of ketosis.

A bowl of oven dried strawberries tipped over with several strawberries sitting on a white counter.

How to make oven dried strawberries (aka keto candy)

There’s nothing crazy about this recipe but it does take a while. Baking these strawberries at 210F for 3 hours should dry them up so they are nice and crisp.

It’s highly recommended to slice your strawberries about a 1/4 inch thick. Anything more won’t dehydrate properly and anything less may burn. Bake them for 3 hours, flipping over half way through. and voila! Delicious!

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An oven dried strawberry - still bright red but thinner than an average slice of strawberry.

Oven Dried Strawberries

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Make your own strawberry candies at home - just by dehydrating the berry! So easy and tastes like a fruit roll up. No sugars added.


  • Strawberries (amount to your liking, but I used 14)


    1. Slice the strawberry into slices that are 1/4 inch thick.
    2. Place on a piece of parchment paper.
    3. Bake at 210F for 3 hours - turn them over half way through. They may stick, but peel them off.
    4. Take out at 3 hours and enjoy!

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