goji berries

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  • Dark Chocolate Truffles with Goji Berries

    Weekly Recipe: 


    1 cup grated raw cacao butter

    1 cup raw cacao powder

    6 tablespoons maple syrup

    1 tablespoon vanilla extract


    1/4 teaspoon maca powder

    Pinch of sea salt

    1/4 cup goji berries or a combination of goji berries, cacao nibs, chopped hazelnuts, or shredded coconut

    Blend the cacao, cacao powder, maple syrup, maca, and salt in a food processor. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. Shape into walnut-sized balls. Put goji berries and/or ground hazelnuts, cacao nibs, or shredded coconut on a large flat plate and roll balls in them. Eat immediately or store in a jar.

    Makes 12 to 15 walnut sized balls.

    Optional: For a creamier truffle, add 1/4 cup coconut oil.

    Recipe by Leslie Cerier // lesliecerier.com