Dandelion Sunflower Bites

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You know already you can add dandelion flowers to salads and smoothies. But did you know they can be part of a sweet treat? Unlike the leaves, dandelion flowers are not bitter, and offer many health benefits along with a splash of color to brighten your day.

Recipe Author: BeautifulOnRaw

Preparation Time: 20

Serves: 15


  • 1½ cup sunflower seeds, soaked for a few hours and dehydrated
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • dandelion flowers, picked fresh

Directions: Grind sunflower seeds in a food processor till they almost resemble fine bread crumbs. Transfer to a bowl. Place orange and raisins in the food processor next, blend until the orange releases some juice, and let raisins soak in the orange juice for 10-15 min before thorough blending. Add the ground seeds, and continue blending till the mixture becomes sticky. Flatten a pinch of this “dough” on a dehydrator Teflon sheet and form a cookie. Optional: Use a cookie cutter of your choice to make the edges more defined. Dehydrate the bites at 105 F for about 5-7 hours, checking occasionally, until the desired taste is reached. Just before serving, make an indent on top of each treat, and insert a dandelion flower. Preparation time: 20 minutes plus soaking and dehydrating time Servings: makes about 15 bites

Ingredients: dandelion, orange, raisins, sunflower seeds

Recipe Type: Dessert