Step one: Eat a lot of oranges
Step two: Save the peels for drying
Step three: Dry the peels without them getting moldy
I'm on step three, and I don't have a food dehydrator. I'm trying to oven-dry the peel, and it looks like it's getting there, but they're not completely dry yet. I will report back with more findings! Currently, with the oven-dry method, I'm heating the oven to 170 degrees and drying them for an hour a day. I'm on day 2. We shall see! Update: 3 days. It takes 3 days of oven-drying to dry them out completely. As for air drying, I've seen blogs saying it takes 3 to 6 days, but I'm thinking it's closer to 6.