Raw Vegan Rolled Berry Chewy


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These chewy berry and banana snacks have been a firm family favourite for my house for several years. They are the snack that is most guaranteed to get my children crowding around the dehydrator in excitement. Although they are something you have to make in advance, there is very little actual time needed to actively be doing anything, they are super easy, and they can keep for at least a couple of weeks sealed in a glass jar with a few grains of rice at the bottom to absorb any moisture.

Servings:10-15 Rolled Slices

Ingredients:

 1 cup Berries - Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries taste best.
 3 Bananas - The more ripe and spotty the sweeter and chewier it will taste.
 A small amount of water - enough to let the blender catch but no more.
 optional - Vanilla (fresh or essence to taste)

Directions:

1

If you are using frozen berries, make sure that you have defrosted them first or you will end up adding more water than needed which will make it more difficult to judge how thick to spread your mixture out as you will lose more bulk to water evaporating. It will also take longer to dry.

2

Add your berries and overripe bananas to a blender. add small amounts of water until it's just enough for the blades to catch the mixture and fully blend it like a thick smoothie.

3

If you have quite tart berries and you jumped the gun a bit with the bananas you might want to add a little bit of vanilla to taste to sweeten it. Buzz it again briefly inside the blender to thoroughly mix it through after adding.

4

Spread it out on a non-stick sheet on a dehydrator tray. I prefer to use a silicone sheet. You want it to be thick enough that you can't see any of the sheets through your mixture - approx 1/4 inch / 1/2cm thick.

5

Dehydrate on low until the top surface feels completely dry - this will take approx 8-12 hours. The lower the temperature you use, the more soft and chewy it will be so approx 100F is a good starting point if like me you enjoy it chewy - you can experiment and see if you prefer it more crispy or soft.

6

Peel away your non-stick sheet then roll up your sheet with the bottom of the fruit chewy on the inside of the roll. You should end up with a long roll. If you want to store them for more than 2 or 3 days I would dehydrate for a further hour or 2 after rolling, but mine never last that long! When you can't wait any longer, take a pair of scissors and cut up into snack sized pieces.

 

Ingredients

 1 cup Berries - Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries taste best.
 3 Bananas - The more ripe and spotty the sweeter and chewier it will taste.
 A small amount of water - enough to let the blender catch but no more.
 optional - Vanilla (fresh or essence to taste)

Directions

1

If you are using frozen berries, make sure that you have defrosted them first or you will end up adding more water than needed which will make it more difficult to judge how thick to spread your mixture out as you will lose more bulk to water evaporating. It will also take longer to dry.

2

Add your berries and overripe bananas to a blender. add small amounts of water until it's just enough for the blades to catch the mixture and fully blend it like a thick smoothie.

3

If you have quite tart berries and you jumped the gun a bit with the bananas you might want to add a little bit of vanilla to taste to sweeten it. Buzz it again briefly inside the blender to thoroughly mix it through after adding.

4

Spread it out on a non-stick sheet on a dehydrator tray. I prefer to use a silicone sheet. You want it to be thick enough that you can't see any of the sheets through your mixture - approx 1/4 inch / 1/2cm thick.

5

Dehydrate on low until the top surface feels completely dry - this will take approx 8-12 hours. The lower the temperature you use, the more soft and chewy it will be so approx 100F is a good starting point if like me you enjoy it chewy - you can experiment and see if you prefer it more crispy or soft.

6

Peel away your non-stick sheet then roll up your sheet with the bottom of the fruit chewy on the inside of the roll. You should end up with a long roll. If you want to store them for more than 2 or 3 days I would dehydrate for a further hour or 2 after rolling, but mine never last that long! When you can't wait any longer, take a pair of scissors and cut up into snack sized pieces.

Raw Vegan Rolled Berry Chewy

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