Chocolate Almond Balls with Goji Berries

Wednesday Jan 9 | 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

Jennifer McClelland is a 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 in Northern California. Based in Idaho, she travels the world, working from Beijing to Shanghai to Hong Kong to Los Angeles. Jennifer is a regular contributor for New Western Cuisine Magazine and available for culinary projects around the world!
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