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15 January 2018

A healthy, crisp snack recipe of sugar snap peas tossed with hot sauce and chili flakes, then dehydrated to crunchy perfection. High in fiber with a great spiciness. Make them at home!

Bust out the dehydrator, my friends! It’s time to make what just may become your new favorite snack. We LOVE this stuff, especially Patty, who just can’t get enough of them. This is why you need to own a dehydrator, for making crunchy munchies like these. Now that the new year has begun, many of us are recommitting to healthier cooking and snacking. I know we are. With a dehydrator, you don’t have to make unreasonable sacrifices. You can substitute some of your favorite vices with healthier options like these.

We’re talking crispy, crunchy sugar snap peas that have been drenched in your favorite hot sauce, a healthy dose of spicy chili flakes and a bit of salt, then dried in your dehydrator until they crackle.


Spicy Homemade Snap Pea Crisps Recipe

I used to dehydrate any sweet sugar snap peas I had left over from other recipes so they wouldn’t go bad in the refrigerator, but now I buy them specifically for this recipe. Seasoned with hot sauce and spicy chili flakes, they offer up a zesty crunch when dehydrated. They’re the perfect healthy snack.

Making them is a “snap!” Haha. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

How to Make Spicy Homemade Snap Pea Crisps

In a nutshell, take 3 cups of fresh sugar snap peas and toss them in a bowl with a couple tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce, 1 tablespoon of spicy chili flakes, and a teaspoon of salt. The choice of hot sauce is up to you. Choose a good artisan sauce or go with something commercial like Tabasco or a sriracha.

Toss it all together until the peas are evenly coated. Feel free to use more hot sauce to your liking. Sauce those babies up! Nice and spicy for you!

Lay the spiced snap peas out onto dehydrator trays and dehydrate them at 135 degrees F for 6-8 hours, or until they dry through completely. I like to open up the dehydrator a few hours in and shake up the peas a little bit to speed up the drying. You don’t want any moisture remaining. They should be very crisp and brittle and should snap when you apply pressure.

Boom! Done!

Easy enough, right? These should last you a while, so feel free to make an extra large batch. Just store them in airtight baggies in a cool, dark place. Spicy, healthy, crunchy homemade snacks at your service!

Spicy Dehydrator Cookbook by Michael HultquistWant MORE creative dehydrator food/snack recipes? Check out my cookbook – The Spicy Dehydrator Cookbook, with 95 recipes. I hope you like it!

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Spicy Homemade Snap Pea Crisps - Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 5 mins
A healthy, crisp snack recipe of sugar snap peas tossed with hot sauce and chili flakes, then dehydrated to crunchy perfection. High in fiber with a great spiciness. Make them at home!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 148 kcal
  • 3 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon spicy chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  1. Toss the snap peas, hot sauce, chili flakes and salt in a bowl. Be sure to get every sugar snap pea nicely coated with the sauce and ingredients.
  2. Spread the sugar snap peas over dehydrator sheets and dry them at 135°F for 6-8 hours, or until they are completely dried through. It helps to stir them up a bit after a few hours to dry more quickly. They should finish very dry and brittle.
  3. Store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, or if you’re like me, enjoy them right away.
Recipe Notes

Makes about 1-1/2 cups or so.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Homemade Snap Pea Crisps - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 3155mg131%
Potassium 781mg22%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 5570IU111%
Vitamin C 195.9mg237%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 7.5mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. Stephen Edwards

    I have always wanted to thank you for all these great recipes you send out. Just amazing. Could you recommend a good for home dehydrator? I truly thank you for your passion.

    REPLY: Thanks, Stephen. Yes, check out the “Recommended Products” link under “Shop” at the top of the page. I have a couple dehydrators that I recommend there. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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