Dehydrated black cherries make a fun snack, especially for kids! They are tart and sweet like candy but without processed sugars and dyes. You can add them to yogurt or cereal for a flavorful antioxidant kick, or just carry them in a bag for an on-the-go snack.
If dehydrated properly, they can be stored for years if vacuum sealed, and months to a year in a mason jar. Store away from direct sunlight!
Dehydrated cherries develop a hard outer coating and will click when dropped on the counter. The cherries should not stick together when squeezed in your hand.
Black cherries are delicious to eat fresh as well, and you do not always have to dehydrate them. The reason to dehydrate black cherries would be to increase shelf life, or add a little more flavor for a salad, cereal, or yogurt topper!