Christmas Cacao Truffles

A healthy nutritious snack with a festive twist with green pistachios and red goji berries I use puffed buckwheat, a great gluten free grain giving a nice lightness among the seeds nuts and sweetness.



Makes 14-18


  • 120g of nut butter (I used crunchy peanut butter from Meridian)
  • 80ml of Maple Syrup
  • 75g Mixed Nuts (Pistachios in the mix are good here for green colour contrast)
  • 200g Cacao Chocolate (70% plus) – I used LINDT 70% Cooking Chocolate
  • 25g Goji Berries
  • 30g Puffed Buckwheat Cereal – you can also use spelt flakes / oat flakes / popcorn (unbuttered unsalted here)
  • Dash of seasalt
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 banana (optional)


  • Blitz all the dry ingredients in a blender.
  • Add to a bowl with all the remaining ingredients. You can vary the seasalt depending on if you like the salty / chocolatey flavour!
  • Make medium balls and place on a baking tray
  • Leave to refrigerate for 30 mins
  • In the meantime melt your chocolate
  • Dip the balls in the chocolate to cover entirely or drop a spoonful over the top
  • Once cooled you can refrigerate again or they be stored in the freezer


  • Banana is optional
  • Add in more maple syrup if too dry
  • If too wet add in some puffed buckwheat grain
  • Dried cranberries a good substitute for goji berries