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Goji Berry-Cranberry TRUFFLES (Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, GAPS-friendly and Vegan)

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Goji-Cranberry Truffles are filled in part with coconut “manna,” for a caramel-white chocolate type effect — dreamy for its mouth-feel, flavor and even its health properties. Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, GAPS-friendly and Vegan.

chocolate truffles with goji cranberry filling

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth anymore, having been on wellness diets for many years.  But these got me: so yummy, so tempting. Our kids wanted to keep eating them — even just the filling.  The goji filling is amazing!

What sweetener to use for your diet?

I chose to sweeten the first batch I made with erythritol — great for low carb desserts.

The second time around I used honey — antibacterial and rich in antioxidants, plus delicious with goji and cranberries! Use honey alone in this recipe for the GAPS-friendly version.

Both versions are great.

Several sweeteners work in this recipe: Coconut sugar and maple syrup can also be used for the Paleo and Vegan versions or if you’re not following any specific diet.

How to store truffles?

Your Goji Berry-Cranberry Truffles can be stored in either the fridge or the freezer, well sealed to keep them fresh for several weeks.

Truffles not only keep well and are impressively pretty and delicious, they also make a loving and fun gift.

Filling ingredients

The filling ingredients combine silky rich coconut manna with smooth cooked cranberries, plump and chewy goji berries and your sweetener of choice — all blended together to great the perfect truffle texture.

Chocolate coating ingredients

The chocolate coating is best with Fair Trade cocoa (to protect and bless our fellow humans). You can find the one I buy here.

An easy dipping chocolate is created with cocoa, coconut oil, your sweetener of choice and coconut milk … that cloaks the filling and hardens into a tender shell.

Will you make these for yourself or a gift?

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Goji Berry-Cranberry Truffles (Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, GAPS-friendly and Vegan)
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Goji-Cranberry Truffles are filled in part with coconut "manna," for a caramel-white chocolate type effect — dreamy for its mouth-feel, flavor and even its health properties. Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, GAPS-friendly and Vegan.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry sauce, goji berry, keto, low carb, paleo, truffles
Servings: 40 truffles
Calories: 61 kcal
Author: Megan
Ingredients
Filling Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut butter , also called "manna"
  • 3/4 cup cranberries (frozen is fine)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup goji berries (dried)
  • 2 Tablespoons erythritol for Keto, Low Carb or coconut sugar for Paleo, GAPS and vegan
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid erythritol for Keto, Low Carb or honey/pure maple syrup for Paleo and GAPS (honey), maple syrup for vegan
Chocolate Coating Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder Fair Trade
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (measure it melted)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk high-fat
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla optional
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; and prepare a space in your freezer for the cookie sheet.
  2. Place the water and cranberries in a small saucepan and bring them to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Simmer for 3 minutes. Turn the heat off and add the goji berries, stirring them in.
  4. Place a lid over the pot and allow the goji berries to steam and plump for 5 minutes.Remove the lid and allow the berry mixture to cool to room temperature.

    saucepan of goji berries and cranberries
  5. Place all the filling ingredients into a food processor or high-powered blender: cooled berries, coconut butter and sweeteners. (If you use a blender, you will have to stop and start it more often to break the air bubble [with your spatula] that can form by the blade with thick mixtures. It will work; you just have to keep at it.) Puree the ingredients until you have a smooth mixture.
  6. Place your mixing bowl or blender in the refrigerator for 15 minutes; then scoop the filling into rounded mounds on your lined cookie sheet.
  7. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer while you make the chocolate coating.
  8. Place all your chocolate coating ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk them together well.
  9. Place the pan over the lowest heat setting for up to 1 minute, whisking constantly, just to warm the ingredients and the pan briefly, until you see the stiff chocolate "loosen" and relax to a shiny, smooth, satiny finish. Remove it from the heat immediately and get ready to dip!
  10. Using two forks, quickly dip each truffle ball into the chocolate, roll it around, and replace it on the cookie sheet. (If the chocolate starts getting too thick or cold, just put it over the low heat, whisking, very briefly again; and then resume the dipping.)
  11. As the chocolate begins to dry on the top of each truffle, garnish it with either a sprinkling of sea salt or granulated sweetener or a goji berry.

  12. When all the truffles are dipped, place them in the freezer. Wrap your truffles and store them either in the fridge or freezer.
Nutrition Facts
Goji Berry-Cranberry Truffles (Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, GAPS-friendly and Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments 38

  1. My husband in Mongolian. They grow lots of goji berries in Mongolia. They are strongly aphrodisiac. So much so that there is a Mongolian saying, “If you are going on a journey in the countryside without your wife, don’t eat the goji berries!” LOL! I’m not joking!!! Mongolians are hilarious.

    These truffles look delicious!

  2. Ack!!! You just made my night. I have been looking for a great recipe to incorporate goji berries…this is IT! My son *loves* goji berries. Funny story…one night my toddler was having a rough night of sleep. I went in to check on him. He said he wanted goji berries (he was still half asleep). I giggled a little and said, “Goji berries?” He said, “Yes. I want goji berries…in a bowl. I want ALL of the goji berries, Mommy.” LOL!

    So, I’ve been searching for new ways to use them for us and this sweet treat sounds perfect. Goji berry truffles…perfect. Thank you for sharing! I’ll report back after I make them for him (…for us). 😉

    1. It is very sweet. All by itself it is cold. If you add too much to a recipe I would say there is metallic quality, although that’s metaphorical and subjective, and someone else may disagree. I like to use it in small measure, so it sweetens without being noticeable. Using it with one other sweetener is also ideal, as with this recipe.

  3. Ohhh yum. Definitely going to have to get all these ingredients together and give this a try. 🙂 Thanks for sharing them at Savoring Saturdays, Megan!

  4. Goji berry orjinal ürünleri ayhan ercan‘ın ürünleridir arkadaşlar

    piyasada goji berry ürünün müdahil ürünleri mevcut ve insan sağlığına

    faydasından çok zararı vardır buna dikkat etmeniz gerekir işte bu huhusdan

    dolayı 50-60 tl ye kilosu satılan goji beryy leri tavsiye etmem o yüzden

    Ayhan Ercan‘ın analiz raporları yapılmış ürünlerini tavsiye ederim.

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    düzenler çok güçlü bir antioksidandır.

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    sitesine tıklıyarak satın alabilirsiniz

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