Chocolate Goji Sea Salt Drops

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Last night I had a small get together with a close group of girlfriends for a cookie swap… It was a fun festive evening with lots of girl talk, tea drinking and cookie eating!

Before the swap I made this salad – An arugula, quinoa, butternut squash, broccoli salad with tahini dressing (the Luna’s Living Kitchen recipe for dressing…mmmmm).  Which was super filling and kept my inner cookie monster somewhat under control at the party…

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I went a little overboard and made 4 different treats to share -

The first one – Organic White Chocolate Bark with cranberries and pistachios…

IMG 2874Butterscotchies – Traditionally made with a LOT of transfat, food coloring and horrible ingredients.  I used organic peanut butter, organic brown rice cereal (instead of rice krises), organic brown rice syrup (instead of corn syrup), a combination of organic white and dark chocolate (instead of butterscotch chips) and a drop of butterscotch extract flavoring (Frontier brand) – Tasted just the same as the recipe I used to have growing up. AMAZING!

IMG 2875Pistachio Snow Balls and Apricot Squares (Thank you Amy Wall for posting the recipe on my Facebook Page) – These were both gluten free and refined sugar free!  Oh yeah!

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And then there were a slew of other desserts brought by my lovely girlfriends:

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My best friend Nicole’s Chocolate Goji Sea Salt Drops won the prize for originality and taste!

The combination of flavors she put together was deadly. The smooth texture of the chocolate against the chewiness of the goji berries married with the crunch of the almonds and spike of sea salt is an EXPLOSION in your mouth.

Of course I immediately asked Nicole to share the recipe with all of you. I will definitely be making these many many holidays to come! It’s not too late to make them for this holiday season either – You can throw this cookie together in a matter of minutes and you only need 4 ingredients! Enjoy!

4.0 from 2 reviews
Food Babe's Best Friend Chocolate Goji Sea Salt Drops
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Total time
Serves: 40
  • 2 bags or 20 ounces of organic chocolate chips
  • 4-6 ounces of goji berries
  • 8 ounces of almonds chopped in half
  • ¼ tsp sea salt + additional for sprinkling
  1. Fill a small pot with ¼ water and heat to simmer
  2. Place large bowl on top of pot (creating a double boiler)
  3. Fill bowl with chocolate chips and slowly melt
  4. Once all chocolate is melted, stir in sea salt, goji berries and almonds
  5. Use a 1 tablespoon sized ice cream scooper or spoon to drop mixture onto wax paper
  6. Top each drop with a small sprinkle of sea salt
  7. Refrigerate to allow chocolate drops to cool
Great to take to a party or make for treat bags! ***Please buy all organic ingredients if possible***


How many cookies have you already eaten this Holiday Season?

What about me?….Well….let’s just say, I feel a juice fast coming on in the new year to reset



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34 Responses to “Chocolate Goji Sea Salt Drops”

  1. Veena

    All the cookies look so very delicious! I am sure I will get to try some of these soon!

    Happy Holiday to all of Food Babe fans!

  2. Max

    The organic chocolate looks great! Did you make it?


    • Food Babe (to Max)

      Nope – Used Green & Black’s White Chocolate and Sunspire Organic Chocolate Chips – I have never made real chocolate from scratch – have you? I think the closest I have come is raw brownies or hot chocolate :)

  3. connie Curtis

    I was looking for the recipe for the gluten free cookies.. they look great but I couldnt find it. Would you be able to post that?

  4. Kamille McCollum

    I made these today and they are so good and so easy! Thanks for your wonderful website! I love it!

  5. Sarah Dymond

    Were the goji berries raw or dried? Where would be the best place to find them raw? I only noticed the dried ones (like raisins) at Whole Foods.

    • Assistant to Food Babe (Krista) (to Sarah Dymond)

      Hi Sarah – Vani uses dried goji berries.

  6. GD

    I’ve never used goji berries before. Is it better to use the dried ones? Whole Foods also has some that are frozen.

    • Assistant to Food Babe (Krista) (to GD)

      yes, dried goji berries…

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  8. Sara Lewis Morales

    Tell us about this reset fast you’re going to do!

  9. Valerie

    Hello, I looked for the recipe for the Organic White Chocolate Bark and didn’t see it. Is that one you will be sharing? I want to try them all! Thanks!

  10. Diana

    what is the Butterscotchie recipie?

  11. Nancy

    Can you share the recipe for the Apricot Squares and Pistachio Snow Balls. They look delis !!!!!!

  12. Becky

    I can’t find the lemon tahini dressing recipe. I’ve tried lots of them and I’m still looking for the one that’s the BOMB! Can you share it?

    • Lorita OLeary (to Becky)

      I agree. I clicked the link given and it said the page couldn’t be found. boo hoo

  13. melissa

    Is there a recipe for the pistachio snowballs and apricot squares?

  14. Debbie

    I would like the recipes too. They all look & sound so good. Can’t wait to try the goji berry, chocolate & sea salt. I love the combination. Sounds like you all had a great time. So nice to be with friends.

  15. Tasha

    I made Giada de Laurentiis’ Spiced pumpkin raisin cookies from her new cookbook and they were amazing. I switched the flour for organic whole wheat flour and coconut palm sugar instead of cane sugar. They were delicious. They did not last l0ng in our house

  16. caysee

    these all look delish! I was wondering if you could share the Butterscotchies recipe? Thanks so much!!!!

  17. jill

    Where can I find the recipe for pistachio snowballs? I didn’t see it on FB page.

  18. Kristen

    Hi Vani,
    I cannot find the apricot squares recipe on your Facebook page. Where is it?

  19. Carol Eglsaer

    Please post juice fast recipe. :) and can’t pull up a recipe for white bark pr other cookies except choc drops??

  20. Madeline

    Please, please post the recipes for all cookies.

  21. Tara Thorne

    Recipes for all your yummies please Vani!! xx

  22. Cheryl

    Wow, what’s that cake ring looking thing with the raspberries in the middle? I’d love the recipe for that.

  23. Kathy Sands

    Need all the recipes! Did I just miss them?

  24. Andrea

    Just tried this recipe with organic cocoa nibs.. I did not know that cocoa nibs did not melt! :0/
    Any recommendations for organic, dairy free chocolate chips? We currently use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips but they are not organic.. Thank you!

  25. Carol

    I was unable to locate the recipes on your Facebook page. Please send them to me or let me know where I can find them. I am looking for your bark recipe, Pistachio Snow Balls and Apricot Squares, and butterscotchies. Thanks!

  26. Jan

    Can I make this with raisins or mulberries?


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