Cacao Goji bites: A mood boosting snack for when you need a little pick-me-up

They say you are what you eat, so if you want to be a ball of energy - eat one! This is a delicious and super healthy traybake with… wait for it - no bake. An easy-to-follow recipe that doesn’t take long to prepare, it’s the perfect heathy choice to whipp up at any time. Tip: these bars also freeze well, so we suggest making a big batch t to enjoy at a later date!


Recipe makes 16-20 balls

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Chilling time: 60 minutes


Preparation on baking paper



  • 2 cups dried dates (approx. 250g)
  • ½ cup ground almonds (or other mild flavoured nuts/seeds)
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maca powder (or other superfood powders of choice)
  • ¼ cup coarsely ground goji berries for topping
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs for topping


Final cacao goji bites



  1. Place all your ingredients (except for the cacao nibs and goji berries) in a food processor and blend together until you have a slightly sticky mix.
  2. Line a small tray (approx. 8 square inches) with baking paper for easy removal.
  3. Press your mix firmly into the lined tray. Sprinkle over the toppings and press these in too.
  4. Chill for a minimum of 1 hour to firm the mix up before slicing it into squares.
  5. Roll each square into a ball.
  6. Enjoy!
Renaud Goigoux

Renaud Goigoux

Renaud Goigoux is the head chef of Rouhi in Amsterdam, a new restaurant in collaboration with the flagship store: House of Rituals. Renaud, who previously worked in the Amsterdam kitchens of RIJKS® and Breda, has a passion for food, sustainability and health. Seasonality is at the core of his cooking, where the combination and simplicity of the vegetables he uses are the star of the show. In his free time, Renaud likes to get away from the city and get close to nature, where he spends time foraging for the restaurant.