Goji Power Balls

These balls are so full of goodness, I refuse to call them sweets. They surely satisfy a sweet tooth, but that's just a nice side effect of this otherwise super healthy and nutritious power package.
I am not a big fan of Goji berries eaten just by themselves. There is a funny aftertaste that I don't like. In these balls, however, they taste fantastic. Combined with seeds, nuts, honey, dark chocolate and other dried fruit you'll get a whole variety of crunches and flavors. Depending on your preferences you can omit or add one or the other ingredient.
Goji Berries have a long list of health benefits, like all berries. Goji berries in particular, however, are age-defying due to their unique combination of their minerals and vitamins. In fact, that was the reason why I was trying so hard to find a recipe with Goji berries that I would like.
These ball are a perfect snack for mid-morning munchies, and a great treat after a workout. To me, they served pretty well as after-dinner pralines on the sofa.

(Print Recipe)

3 tablespoons dried Goji berries
3 tablespoons mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, buckwheat, sesame, etc.)
2 tablespoon dried cherries (or other dried fruit of your choice)
3 pitted dried dates, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons almonds
1 teaspoon honey
2 squares of dark chocolate, chopped

dried coconut flakes
cocoa powder

Yields 12-15
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until combined and sticky. Form balls of the size of a walnut out of the batter. Roll in cocoa powder or coconut flakes.

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