Goji Berry Truffles – China

Goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more iron than spinach. They also contain over 20 trace minerals and 18 amino acids!

Filling:

1 cup dried goji berries/raisins etc

½ cup cashew/peanut/almond butter

¼ cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Coating:

1.5 cup dark chocolate chips

1.5 TBS honey

1.5 tsp vanilla

  1. In a large food processor grind Goji berries to a fine powder.
  2. Next add honey and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Lastly add the butter and mix on low till dispersed. Don’t over-mix after the butter is added as it will release a lot of its oil.
  4. Roll filling into small balls and set onto a plate. They will feel oily but once they are covered in chocolate it is doesn’t matter 😉
  5. Place a piece of parchment paper onto a large plate, set aside for your finished truffles.
  6. In a small bowl add the ingredients for the chocolate coating. Place the bowl into another slightly larger pan filled with 10 cm of water. Melt over very low heat, stirring, until the chocolate is completely melted.
  7. Turn off heat and immediately drop the first truffle into the chocolate, gently swirl the melted chocolate over it using a fork. Lift up, drip off excess chocolate and place onto the prepared plate with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining truffles.

Once you are finished, place the plate with the truffles into the freezer for 30 minutes/ fridge for 2 hours to set the chocolates.

Raisins and tahini might work too for a more Mediterranean taste 🙂

Edited version of: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2011/02/almond-goji-berry-truffles.html

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I'm a NutriNomad; born and bred in Bonnie Scotland, living in Sunny Greece and on a continuous journey to discover nutritious food from around the globe!
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