Amazing crunchy tasty rawvegan flavourfull snack. Minimum effort and voila, deliciousness! 😀 I love these, cause they are so easy to make and you can play around with flavours. My favourite is this one, but you can also leave them totally plain, with salt and herbs of choice or you can go crazy and come up with different kinds of flavours! You can also work only with flax seeds, I love the mixture of seeds and colors I can get. So that´s also your choice. Instead of 2 cups of different kinds of seeds, you would use just those flax seeds and it would work exactly the same :).
When you are working with seeds, it´s better if you are gonna stick to the rawfood rule of 42°C. Problem with seeds is they are so sensitive to heat that they can go rancid really quickly, so even though you can find gazilion recipes on internet where people are using oven and they just simply bake them, don´t do it please ;D. Either bake them on the lowest heat possible and slow dehydrate them like that or use proper dehydrator :).
Another cool thing about these is the price of a final product. Cause in the store you buy 3 little crackers and in reality you can make 3 full dehydrator sheets for that same price. It´s a lot of crackers! 😀
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3/4 cup flax seeds
- 3/4 cup white sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 cup filtered water
- TOMATO SAUCE
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 3/4 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked in 3/4 cup filtered water
- 1 handfull fresh basil/herbs of choice
- 1/4 small red onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1tsp pink hymalayian salt
Soak sundried tomatoes first in order for them to be soft when you are gonna blend them together with other ingredients for sauce.
Put all the seeds together into a bowl and soak them in water. Let them sit minimally for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare your tomato sauce. Mix tomatoes and red bell pepper in a blender. Then mix in soaked sundried tomatoes. And as last mix in gently chopped herbs of choice. Don´t mix it all in one paste, otherwise the sauce would have brownish color. And we want that sauce to be vibrant red :).
Last step is just mixing soaked seeds with your tomato sauce and spreading it nicely, thinly onto dehydrator sheets.
Dehydration usually lasts overnight.
This raw vegan “Sesame chocolate bonbons” recipe brings me back to Malta on Amchara retreat centre where I´ve created it for my food demos there. I had to always come up with something quick and easy. First to encourage people who never heard about rawfoods that raw vegan treats could be easily made at home with almost zero equipment. Secondly. It had to be yummyyyyy.
And I think I made it with these little sasame chocolate bonbons. Plus, you can swirl in some superfoods that you like and here you are! With totally healthy and guilt free ;D chocolate treats (read it with bit of sarcasm and 60´s television advertisement voice! ;D. Giiiirl.., just don´t overeat on them, alright? :D).
I used yacon sirup in these cause it has GI 1 (glycemic index), which is amazing when you are combining fats and sugars. You can also use stevia if you are conciouss and cautiouss about sugar. Or go wild and use high sugar sweetener. Who cares that much when it comes to chocolate, right? 😀 Although each sweetener will give you a different result. So if I personally went purely for the taste, I would use maple syrup or agave cause they are neutral. Yacon, coconut sirup and date sirup will give you a bit sour-fruity taste.
TIP: For Nutella taste exchange coconut oil for hazelnutt one!
What is important – because this is simple&quickest way of homemade chocolates – making process of these bonbons doesn´t involve tempering of chocolate, so they will melt in the room temperature. So keep these yummies in the fridge or freezer.
- 1/2 cup coconut or hazelnutt oil
- 1/2 cup cacao butter
- 1/4 cup yacon sirup or sweetener of choice
- 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1 cup white sesame seeds
- 1 tsp maca or superfood of choice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Slightly heat your coconut oil and cocoa butter in pot (not boil). Use double pan technique if you are not so good with not boiling it ;D. That means that you take one bigger pot, pour water in, place smaller pot with coconut oil&cacao butter inside on the warming up water in the bigger pot and wait and stir it untill are those 2 ingredients totally melted down.
Put melted coconut oil and cacao butter in a bowl and first add and mix all your liquids and then the other ingredients in.
Mix all together well. I mean, no chunks of cacao powder or your superfoods ;D. And use a silicon praline form for your chocolate bites.
Decorate as you like and put everything in a freezer to let it sit.
For decoration use your creativity and imagination. I used pumpkin seeds, coconut chips and sesame seeds. But rose or levander petals would be also beautifull. Or any other chopped nuts and dried fruits.
These chocolates are super versatile. You can also use essential oils and totally level these up! My favourite would be orange I guess. And levander ess. oil with levander petals as a deco! Wuaaaah! ;D