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Christmas Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles

Pistachio and Goji Berry TrufflesChristmas is all about red and green and I am all about Christmas and chocolate!  Why not incorporate them all together!?

Red Goji Berries are one of natures greatest superfoods!  They have been known to treat diabetes and high blood pressure, maintain eye health, and nourish the kidneys and liver. They’re packed full with vitamins C and E, along with carotenoids like beta-carotene and lycopene.  Goji berries help increase metabolism and boost energy levels. Green pistachios, help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise the HDL (good) cholesterol.  They are high in antioxidants A and E and also help fight inflammation.  Together, these make a delicious combo which are not only good for your health, but also your waistline!

Christmas Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles

Filling Ingredients

Chocolate coating ingredients

  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (or chocolate of choice.  I used Trader Joes)
  • 1 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles
In a food processor, pulse pistachios until a course.

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles
Add goji berries.

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles
Add Dates, vanilla and water.

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles
Pulse to blend until a dough forms.

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles
Lay parchment paper out on a baking sheet. Roll dough into balls in the size of your choice.

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles
Finish rolling and then place them into the freezer for 30 minutes to set.

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles
In a double boiler, add chocolate, coconut oil and milk. Melt over a medium low heat until a runny and smooth consistency.

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles
Using two forks, roll the balls, one by one, into the chocolate and place back onto the parchment paper.

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Truffles
Enjoy the guilt free!

They have minimal sugar (only in the chocolate) and are sweetened naturally! Perfect for the Holidays!  Merry Christmas!

 

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

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