The other day my son and I were food shopping at our local Whole Foods Market and there was a woman sampling Goji Berries. My son decided to taste some and declared that he loved them!

Now, this is a big deal because he has tried Goji Berries before and has always had a distaste for them (this is why it’s so important to encourage your kids to taste things over and over and over again!).

If you are unfamiliar, Goji Berries are a SuperFruit. They are a nutrient-dense dried berry originating from China that is rich in antioxidants, particularly beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. They are also high in vegetarian protein (about 1 gram per Tablespoon of berries), contain essential amino acids and are a powerhouse of Vitamin A.

Seeing that he was into the Goji Berries inspired me to create some Superfood chocolate candies for him as a little Valentine’s Day surprise. Truth be told, I kind of suck at making a big deal over most holidays (except Birthdays and Hanukkah / Christmas) so hopefully my son feels the St. Valentine’s spirit when he tastes these candies!

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2 Points Plus Each – Recipe Makes 24 Candies
Serves: 24

Ingredients

Instructions
  1. Combine the chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and finely ground sea salt in the top portion of a double boiler (Click here to learn what that is).
  2. Heat until chocolate is melted and easy to stir. If you want to temper the chocolate, check out this great tutorial.
  3. Use a teaspoon to evenly distribute the melted chocolate into the silicone mold cavities, working as quickly and neatly as you can.
  4. Give the mold a gentle shake to spread out the chocolate and remove any bumps or bubbles.
  5. Add the goji berries and finish with a sprinkle of Hawaiian or Coarse Sea Salt. Place mold in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. Remove, pop out chocolates and allow to come to room temperature. Store in a glass container and Enjoy!

Superfood Chocolate Candy from www.everydaymaven.com