Sesame Nori Snacks

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These crunchy snacks are sure to satisfy your taste buds and give you a daily dose of calcium! Sesame seeds and seaweed are great sources of calcium for the raw vegan diet. I like to use the unhulled sesame seeds because most of the calcium is in the shell.

You will need…

2 cups raw pumpkin (pureed in a food processor)
4 cups sesame seeds (unhulled if possible)
2 tablespoons coconut nectar (or 4 tablespoons maple syrup)
1/2 cup flax seed (ground)
1/4 tsp himalayan salt
4 Nori Seaweed sheets (usually used for sushi)

Toppings:
cinnamon
goji berries
pumpkin seeds

Directions…

Put all of the ingredients in a food processor, except for the nori, and pulse a few times to combine. Don’t pulse too much as you don’t want it to become a paste.

Place a nori sheet on a dehydrator tray (shiny side down). Then place 1/4 of the mixture on the nori sheet, covering it completely and pressing down to bind the wet mixture to the dry sheet. Add the toppings by sprinkling them lightly and press down with a spatula to make sure they stick to the sesame seed mixture. Repeat this process for the rest of the nori sheets and dehydrate for 16-20 hours.

After 8 hours use scissors to cut each sheet into triangles (cut horizontally and vertically all the way through and then cut each square in a diagonal to create the triangle effect. Continue dehydrating for the rest of the 8 hours, or more if you like it extra crispy as I do.

Yield: 48 triangle snacks

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