Very addicting. Here are a few ways to dry them so they don't go to waste. Discovering dried Carolina Reaper pods can be exciting as there are so many ways to use them in food preparation.The Reaper has retained the crown of the “hottest pepper in the world” for a few years now and many are learning to enjoy the flavor, heat and spice it adds to their favorite dishes. You want them to feel leathery and bone dry. Dry them for 24-72 hrs. The neat thing is that you get the flavor of the peppers which have been sweetened by the vanilla ice cream and then the heat after. Store your dried peppers in an air-tight container. Try it. How to Toast Dry Carolina Reaper Peppers. I’ve added Carolina reapers and devils tongue powder to vanilla ice cream. Adds a different flavor profile. Try roasting the peppers near black then dehydrate. Shake the jar once a day for the first week to evenly distribute any remaining moisture, so they don’t mold. I purchased my very own reaper only a f… You don't want to waste any of those chili peppers picked from that huge harvest this year. On the scovil rating it is a eye watering 2.2 million. Drying chili peppers is a great way to store them for the long term. The Basic Method for Drying Chili Peppers Wash your chili peppers thoroughly after picking to remove any dirt, then dry. Growing the Carolina Reaper: The Carolina Reaper sometimes wrongly known as the Californian reefer is the worlds hottest chilli/pepper and holds the world record for its immense heat. To Air-Dry Peppers: String them up in a warm, dry room for a few weeks.