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Watermelon Bliss Coconut Crackers

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crispy fresh raw Watermelon Bliss Coconut Crackers

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~

I know what your thinking… watermelon? In a cracker?  As my sister would say, “IKR?” (I know right?)  I will admit, even I scratched my own head when I dreamed up this light, crunchy, sturdy, airy cracker.   But I love watermelon and would never pass up an opportunity to create a new recipe with it.

Nut-free • Seed-free • Gluten-free

It really saddens me anymore just how many people suffer from food allergies. Me included.  I do my best to create delicious recipes for everyone to enjoy but I know that task is next to impossible.  So for those of you who are allergic to nuts, seeds, or gluten… this might be a fun option for you.  If you are allergic to coconut… this recipe isn’t for you.  But not to fear, I have oodles of other cracker recipes that don’t include coconut.

I was pleasantly surprised in just how much the watermelon flavor came through once dehydrated.  I purposely keep them from Bob because he can’t stand watermelon, but guess what. He really enjoyed these.  I even found him carrying around a bag of them, snacking on them.

The key to making them flavorful is to use a ripe watermelon and don’t cut down to close to the rind.  The deeper the red, the deeper the pigments, which contain the best amounts of lycopene and beta-carotene for eye health.  The rind can taste bitter, which is fine to juice, but right now we don’t want that flavor in our cracker.

We all know that watermelon is about 90% water so don’t be alarmed when you see a little extra fluid pool around the cracker as it is in the dehydrator.  This won’t affect the cracker and will evaporate as it dries.

Even those these crackers are great on their own, I went ahead and created a salsa that would pair wonderfully with them.  Be sure to check out my Watermelon and Basil Salsa.   Enjoy and crunch on!

an over head view of crispy fresh raw Watermelon Bliss Coconut Crackers with mango salsaIngredients:

yields 32 crackers (2 sheets)


  1. Blend the watermelon, strawberries, sweetener (if used), lime juice, and salt in a food processor, fitted with the “S” blade, until creamy.
  2. Add shredded coconut and process till mixed.
  3. Line the dehydrator tray with a non-stick teflex sheet.
  4. Spread the batter from edge to edge, roughly 1/4″ thick.
    • Make sure that you spread it evenly so it dried evenly.
    • Whip the edges clean.
    • Score the crackers into desired shapes and sizes.  You can use a pizza cutter or a long metal ruler to create the score marks.
    • Sprinkle coarse sea salt on top of the crackers.
  5. Dehydrate at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, then reduce to 115 degrees (F) and continue drying for up to 24 hours… until dry and crispy.
  6. Snap apart and let cool before storing in an airtight bag/container.
  7. They should last several weeks in the pantry and can be frozen for 1-2 months.  If they start to soften due to humidity, throw them back in the dehydrator to crisp up.

Culinary Explanations:

  • Why do I start the dehydrator at 145 degrees (F)?  Click (here) to learn the reason behind this.
  • When working with fresh ingredients it is important to taste test as you build a recipe.  Learn why (here).
  • Don’t own a dehydrator? Learn how to use your oven (here). I do however truly believe that it is a worthwhile investment. Click (here) to learn what I use.

36 thoughts on “Watermelon Bliss Coconut Crackers

  1. Franziska says:

    Thank you so much, Amie, for creating all these lovely crackers with coconut (and also the peach-pie crust)! Thanks to this I can have crackers despite my nut- and seed-allergies.
    I tried out the green emerald crackers and the tomato herb spiced. Both are great and also my family liked them a lot.
    Looking forward to trying these, although, I may have to replace the strawberries with oranges.
    Many thanks,

    • amie-sue says:

      You are so welcome Franziska,

      I am sorry that you have nut and seed allergies but happy that I can provide some alternatives for you. Raw crackers are a wonderful staple to have on hand. And the beauty with them is that you can use sooo many different ingredients, sweet and/or savory. Enjoy and please keep in touch. Blessings, amie sue

  2. Tracey says:

    Oh how I wish I had a dehydrator! These look fantastic. I have recently discovered that I like watermelon and I know I would love these. Thank you for this recipe Amie Sue I will put this in my favorites and dream one day of making these in my dehydrator.

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello there Tracey,

      I hope you get a dehydrator soon too! You will love all the wonderful things that you can do with it. You can always try them in the oven. I have a link up above that talks about how to do that. Have a glorious evening. amie sue :)

  3. Helyn says:

    Wow, so creative! Gonna give these a try for sure. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Helyn :) Please keep me posted when you make them. I would love to hear what you think. Fingers crossed that you thoroughly enjoy them! Blessings, amie sue

  4. Monique says:

    I am amazed the recipes you come up with!
    Very original and scrumptious. I do not have a dehydrator(yet)I would like to purchase one but how you can store these crackers? I would like to make them so i can have them whenever i need them to take to work with a salad or so.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Monique,

      Thank you so much for the sweet words. :) I just have a lot of fun testing out flavors in all sorts of different forms. I hope you get a dehydrator soon. It will open a whole new world to you in the raw culinary world.

      As far as storing crackers… I usually put them in glass jars that have a tight screw on lid. They can keep for weeks this way. I even freeze the crackers so they last longer. I hope this helps. Have a great evening, amie sue

    • Monique says:

      Thank you for the reply. I consider to buy a Tribest combo, i can buy it here ( the Netherlands) Already looking for and saving recipes!

      • amie-sue says:

        You are welcome Monique. :) Are you able to get Excalibur machines there? Just curious. Have a wonderful day, amie sue

        • Monique says:

          Hello Amie-Sue, i am sure that it would be possible but the Tribest combo seems a better buy for me.Timer and digital buttons are at the front so it would fit into a kitchen cupboard.If you have just a little produce to dry you can only use half of the space. It has two fans that can be operated individually. I am sure that you’re recipes will help me a lot!!new to the game:)

          • amie-sue says:

            Those are some great features Monique. :) I can’t wait for you to get one! Keep me posted. Blessings, amie sue

  5. Jessica Stevens says:

    These loom so good. I would have never that to put watermelon in a cracker. Great idea!

    • amie-sue says:

      I am not sure if there is a fruit or veggie that I haven’t put in a cracker. lol I do hope you give the recipe a try. Many blessings, amie sue

      • Jessica Stevens says:

        Thanks for the recipes I’ve learned so mich from you. You’re “out of the box” style to raw is inspiring. Keep them coming!

        • amie-sue says:

          You are so welcome Jessica. I am so happy to hear that I inspire you! That makes my day. Have a wonderful evening, amie sue

  6. Kathy says:

    Oh Amysue! These look and sound just so delicious! I am going to try to make them for the July 4th weekend. For me these will be like cookies. You are so brilliant I can just image how yummy these will smell while in the dehydrator. Thank you from my heart for sharing your awesome recipes. You are THE BEST! XO

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Kathy,

      My goodness, thank you so much for the encouragement and support. :) You are such a sweetheart.

      These crackers will be perfect for the 4th! I can’t wait to hear what you and those that you celebrate with… think of them.

      Sending you blending blessings (hehe), amie sue

  7. Bj Kochendorfer says:

    This sounds so good, I can’t wait to make it. I hope the crackers come out as good as yours. I will let you know. :)
    Perfect Summer Time snack.

  8. Afsaneh says:

    ….and yes, i could use 2 cups extra strawberries..and the crackers are in dehydrator now! as you mentioned they were juicy and i used 3 trays out of 4 to dry them. i left them the first few hours to dry a bit and then managed the sides and cut them in pieces and sprinkled coarse sea salt on top of them. they were/are still wet but much easier to handle. they look very pretty and the color, smell, texture are awesome! cannot wait to taste them dry. Thank you Amie Sue You have made our kitchen rich in colors, tastes and beauties with your great ideas/recipes, and our taste buds are happy with all combination of natural flavors. Many Thanks and Blessings,XXX

    • amie-sue says:

      What was the end result Afsaneh? You make me feel as though I am part of the family. :) So happy to find “myself” (recipes) in your kitchen. :) Blessings, amie sue

      • Afsaneh says:

        Amie Sue , Thanks :) You are part of our family :)
        the crackers are still in dehydrator! It is cold and rainy these last two days… So we have to wait.. Here and there i check how dry they get .. Not yet, but the juice is gone, the color is beautiful and the smell is aromatic.. I let you know when they are dry and crispy.. :) X

        • amie-sue says:

          Ah high humidity does slow things down. What type of dehydrator are you using, if I may ask? amie sue :)

          • Afsaneh says:

            Yes it is very humid and actually cold for this time of year… but tomorrow will be warmer..i use Excalibur 4 trays the small one!:)

            • amie-sue says:

              Ah ok… I just want to make sure that it doesn’t take too long and cause bacteria to grow. The batter should be spread thin enough so it shouldn’t be a problem. But recipes like raw breads can get a little sour tasting if left too long in attempts of drying it. I would like to ask if you could cut off or break off a piece of the crackers and let it cool (maybe in the fridge since it is so humid) Often times crackers firm up more after they cool. Worth testing. :) amie sue

              • Afsaneh says:

                Hi Amie, the batter is quite thin. thinner than what i see in your pics. they are still soft to touch or break… maybe i can go to 125 f to just compensate the humidity..? i tasted a bit,..it is delicious..OK! i am going to take a piece and put it in the fridge for an hour or two to see what happens.. Much love

                • amie-sue says:

                  I just saw the photos that you emailed me and that you slide a sample in the fridge… your doing just fine. You have hot weather battling with your dehydrator. I guess it’s time to practice patience. hehe Keep me posted. amie sue

                  • Afsaneh says:

                    Yes Amie Sue, patience with dehydrating needed with our humid climate. i have learned that with almonds! minimum of three days when cold and humid and warm days in less than 2 days.
                    …and the crackers are actually done! not as crispy as they can be, but they are dry, in shape, very delicious…but i keep them in dehydrator. i want them crispy..:)XX

                    • amie-sue says:

                      Goodness, that’s just crazy. :) But I am glad that the crackers came out good for you. You have a good stick-to-it-energy! I am impressed. Have a wonderful day, amie sue

  9. Martine Rasing says:

    Dear Raw Food Queen,

    This is the first recipe I made of your recipes. For more than a year I was only reading. You didn’t let me down. Those crackers are absolutely wonderful and a bless! Yesterday my cuisinart icemaker arrived and today I will try to make one of your dairy-free icecreams (in my own way: lavender-mulberry icecream). Thank you for all your work and the sharing of your knowledge. It makes the world a better place… X

    • amie-sue says:

      lol awe Martine, you are far to sweet. hehe I am so thankful that you finely stepped up the kitchen counter and tried one of my recipes. hehe Happy to hear that you enjoyed the crackers. It was a hit on this end as well.

      How exciting for you to be getting a new ice cream maker. How did the ice cream turn out? I have a lavender ice cream on the site that I just love. Please stay in touch and try more recipes. hehe amie sue

  10. Michelle says:

    Ahoj! How do I make your recipes that call for a dehydrator if I do not have a dehydrator? All your crackers sound and look amazing and would love to try out your recipes!

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Michelle,

      Towards the bottom of each recipe I have a section called Culinary Explanations… there is what that includes on a link on how to use an oven if need be. I haven’t tested these crackers in the oven myself but there are some guidelines to help you. :) Blessings, amie sue

      Let me know if you give it a try!

  11. NEWu says:

    Tangy, sweet. These crackers are so different and good. I will confess that it is too hot here in the South to use the dehydrator at the moment so I put the crackers in the oven using lowest temperature and turned on and off every so often. I also leave the oven light on the whole time and for a long while afterwards. They turned out great. I shared these with coworkers and they loved them.
    Thanks Amie Sue

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning NEWu,

      Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I am so thrilled that everyone liked them. :) I can understand how it can be too hot to use a dehydrator so great job on finding a way to bake them in the oven. Enjoy and have a blessed day, amie sue

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