Goji chocolate balls

Goji chocolate balls

These delicious treats go under all sorts of various names - energy balls, truffles etc etc and are generally variations on a mixture of nuts, dates,
healthy berries and/or superfoods.

Whatever - they are delicious and can be served as a dessert or as a snack with tea or coffee.

This basic recipe came from Peter and Beryn's book - the Magic of Superfoods.





We served them up with coffee after dinner.

Ingredients:

1 C goji berries, ground
3/4 C almonds, ground
1/2 C lucuma
2 t vanilla extract
pinch salt
1 C pitted dates, soaked in water overnight
1/2 C water
1/2 C raw cacao powder


Method:

1 - Grind the almonds to a powder in a food processor.

2 - Save a couple of tablespoons of this for coating later, and pour the rest out of the food processor.

3 - Grind the goji berries in the food processor. This takes time as they go a bit sticky. Add a little bit of the ground almond to give the food processor something to work with.

4 - Cnce the gojis are ground enough, add all the rest of the ingredients and process till the right sticky consistency. Only add the water as necessary.

5 - Roll the mixture into balls. (It helps to dip your fingers in water to stop them sticking to your hands).

6 - Roll the balls in either the almond flour, desiccated coconut, sesame seeds, cacao nibs, or whatever takes your fancy.

I have done a similar post here.

Bon apetit.

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