goji-coconut bliss balls

  • ½ cup (70g) goji berries+
  • 1 cup (160g) almonds
  • 2 cups (150g) shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup (50g) white chia seeds
  • 10 fresh dates (150g), pitted
  • ½ cup (50g) raw cacao powder+
  • ¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup
  • 150g 70% dark chocolate, melted
  • ¼ cup (35g) pistachios, finely chopped
  1. Place the goji berries in a small heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and set aside for 20 minutes to soak. Drain, squeezing out as much liquid as possible. 
  2. Place the goji berries, almonds, coconut, chia seeds, dates, cacao and maple syrup in a food processor and process, scraping down the sides occasionally, for 4 minutes or until the mixture comes together. 
  3. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Working one at a time, dip a ball into the chocolate, allowing the excess to drip off. Place on a large tray lined with non-stick baking paper and sprinkle with the pistachio. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to set. Serve. Makes 28.

+ Goji berries and raw cacao powder are available from the health food aisle of supermarkets.

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