Chocolate Almond Balls with Goji Berries

Wednesday Jan 9, 2013 | BY |
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dessert_chocolate_almond_balls_actual (3)These make a great treat for that someone special! You don’t even have to bake them.

I decided to make something special for my mom and sister-in-law’s birthday this year, and these dessert balls offer a nice, sweet presentation. A lower glycemic version of this recipe is to omit the agave or honey and replace it with stevia to taste.

Prep time: About 30 minutes

Yield: About 40 almond balls


½ cup cacao butter
1 cup almond butter
¾ cup almonds, chopped, plus 1 more cup chopped almonds
¾ cup cacao or carob powder
¾ cup goji berries
½ cup agave nectar or honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon mineral sea salt (omit if almond butter is salted)


In a glass bowl, add shaved cacao butter. Place into a larger bowl with hot water to liquefy. Make sure no water mixes with the cacao butter. Leaving 1 cup chopped almonds aside, mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Chill for 20 minutes. With a spoon, roll up small balls and roll in the chopped almonds.

Jennifer McClelland

Jennifer McClelland

Whole foods spokesperson, raw food chef, and cookbook author of “The Right Blend: Blender-only Raw Food Recipes”. Jennifer grew up on a farm and studied at Living Light Culinary Institute. Based in Boise, Jennifer travels the country and internationally, being featured in New Western Cuisine, Global Times, CCTV (China Central Television), ICS TV (International Shanghai Channel) and BON TV (Blue Ocean Network). She loves sharing the culinary art of getting more whole foods and raw foods into meals and replacing the Standard American Diet (a.k.a. the SAD diet).

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