Goji Berry Chocolates

When you can have a treat that actually does your body good, why would you ever choose store-bought, sugar-laden, disease-causing chocolate??

I don’t even have to tell you how bad sugar is. It’s pretty much the enemy. Just read about it here.

To make this chocolate treat I used dark chocolate and goji berries. That’s it! Have you ever had goji berries? If not, then you MUST try some. Not only are they really good but they are incredibly good for you.

Here are a list of health promoting benefits attributed to the goji berry:

They:

 are a powerful antioxidant

maintain a healthy blood pressure

reduce cholesterol

improve vision

support healthy liver function

treat menopausal symptoms

improve fertility

alleviate stress/anxiety

support kidney function

strengthen muscles and bones

improve memory and recall ability

improve quality of sleep

improve disease resistance

And dark chocolate is good for you too. Just make sure it is DARK chocolate, at least 72% or higher. Dark chocolate has many of the same benefits as the goji berries including being rich in vital vitamins and minerals. It can also increase blood flow to your heart and brain. Who doesn’t want that?!

So go ahead, have a treat!

You’ll need:

A candy mold (I used a heart shaped mold for the ones pictured, but any shape you want will do)

A bar of dark chocolate

Handful of goji berries

  1. Place a few pieces of goji berries in each mold. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Once chocolate is melted, carefully spoon the chocolate into each mold covering the goji berries.
  3. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to set.

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