Chocodamia Goji Cups

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These tasty, little crunchy cups make a delightful, healthy treat, and are quick and easy to make. And who doesn't like quick and easy? Am I right, or am I right? ;)

Seriously, even my home boys went straight home and made these right after they tried them. Ok I don't have home boys, but everybody really did like them. Even Aaron asked me for the recipe later that night, and he normally can't be bothered for such things... all it usually takes is a bag of gluten-free corn chips to keep him happy (sad, I know).

Anyways, the nutrients that come with this treat make them a great power snack for any time of day. These guys are loaded with healthy fats and anti-oxidants while sweetened with only a tiny touch of local honey. Have I convinced you to try them yet?

P.S. Who's pumped for the holidays?! We're so busy right now with work, plans and preparations that I can't even take the time to tell you about it all right now. There are two things that I can tell you that are awesomely certain though:

1. I am done my Christmas shopping already!

2. We're running a wicked giveaway with Nature's Emporium this month. We're looking forward to giving you the details soon :)

What are some of your holiday plans and traditions?

Love always,

- Jon

TIME: 30 min

YIELD: 2 dozen+ (depending on size)

INGREDIENTS

1 cup organic coconut oil, melted

2/3 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes

1/3 dried goji berries

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (soy-free)

2 tbs raw honey

PROCESS

1. Combine honey and melted coconut oil in a bowl. Whisk together or beat with a hand mixer until well mixed.

2. After roughly chopping the macadamia nuts (by hand with a knife, or by using a food processor), add the nuts, chocolate chips, goji berries, and coconut flakes to the mixture, and evenly stir with a spatula.

3. Spoon the mixture into silicone molds, candy molds, or lined mini muffin trays, and place them in the freezer. Freeze for at least 20 minutes. EAT EM! These can be stored in either the fridge or freezer and are readily edible from both. I found the ones that were kept in the freezer had a pleasant crunch to them, while the ones from the fridge were a little more "fudgy".

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