Partially dehydrate energy balls

Hello.

I made some oatmeal energy balls (homemade oat flour, dates, peanut butter, chia seeds, water) and wanted to partially dehydrate them to make them a little less chewy but still keep the temp below 115 degrees. Am I asking for trouble bacteria-wise if I dehydrated them for around 10 hours and then popped them into the fridge? They weren't entirely dry when I took them out.

More broadly, what are the rules for dehydrating long-term (over 24 hour)? Is it dangerous to keep the temperature low for long periods?

Thanks for you time.

ClaireT

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  • TammiTrueTammiTrue Raw Master
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    I've sun dried for much longer than that. They should be fine as long as you don't leave them in the fridge for more than a couple days. 

    paulcristo

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  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master

    I've never had an issue with long dehydrating times. Some things just take that long. It's an interesting question, though. I might have to look more into the science of it. 

    TammiTruepaulcristo
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