Sour cherries in chocolate (raw, vegan)

These biscuits taste like sour cherries in chocolate. Or like heaven. My partner told me that they were by far the best sweet treat from me, but he says this very often. He already knows very well what he has to say 🙂 …  but I think he really means it every time though as I can watch those sweets disappear in his mouth.

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Ingredients:

biscuits:

1,5 cup sunflower seeds (my cup is 0,2 dl )

0,5 cup walnuts

1 tsp vanilla powder

5 soft medjool dates

2 heaped Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp coconut nectar

handful dried sour cherries (I had my own sun dried sour cherries)

pinch nutmeg

0,5 tsp cinnamon

some filtered water (1 – 2 dl)

 

sour cherry filling:

dried sour cherries (I bought frozen sour cherries and dried them in the dehydrator not too long so that they were still soft)

soft dates

fresh sour cherries (I used frozen and thawed)

psyllium

The last two ingredients are optional, don’t use them if you want to store the biscuits for a longer period of time such as several weeks. I used them because I knew that we were going to eat all of them straight away.

 

Preparation:

Blend all the biscuit ingredients with some water in a powerful blender. Add water progressively according to the dough thickness so that you reach a creamy consistency. You don’t want a watery dough, though. To make this batter can be little tough for an ordinary blender. My Vitamix did well, it is a very powerful blender, so if you don’t have a high speed blender, add a bit more water instead, so that you don’t ruin your blender. But the less water, the better for the dehydration process.

Put the batter into the piston cake decorator and form little wheels as you see in the picture above. Put them into the dehydrator or the oven at the lowest temperature with the door slightly open. The dehydration time depends on the water content in the batter and the temperature of the room as well as on the dehydrator (not all dehydrators keep the set temperature) and it took around 17 hours. I dehydrate always at 42° so that my food stays raw.

The biscuits are already very tasty, they can be used as snack for travelling. But if you want to bring them to the next level, make the sour cherry filling. Blend sour cherries with soft datesthat had been soaking shortly before being used (if you like add fresh sour cherries and psyllium). Use a hand blender, because you need a small amount only.

Spread the filling onto the wheels and put them together. If you already haven’t eaten most of them 🙂 Now you deserve to eat all of them 🙂 since you’ve been working so hard to make them.

Enjoy your life and your super tasty creation!

 

 

 

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