I was a major chocoholic when I was little (still am by the way). But I did not like any candy that was sour, fruity, or gummy. Fortunately, I have a friend who hates chocolate but is obsessed with everything sour, fruity, and gummy. After every Halloween, both of us would haul a huge bag of the candy we disliked on the bus to trade. It was a Win-win.
I’ve come to realize that I don’t hate everything sour though. I think it was just the extreme ingredients in the candy. I blame candy for the reason why I never liked or tried grapes and cherries. The artificial flavors taste nothing like the real thing (obviously)!
They just taste… nasty.
I was surprised when I first tasted dried sour cherries and actually liked them. So, I wanted to make my own sour “candy” this year with ingredients that I could enjoy 🙂
Halloween Sour Cherry Candy (Paleo)
2/3 cup organic dried sour red cherries, packed
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp water
Combine dried cherries, almonds, vanilla extract and salt in a food processor. Pulse until almonds break into small pieces. Add in water and blend until a ball forms (be patient!). Form into small balls. Store in the fridge.