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Raw Cacao Mesquite Superfood Balls [Vegan]

This raw cookie recipe is a total superfood treat, combining mesquite with raw cacao powder and goji berries - two of the most nutritious foods on the planet!

Raw Cacao Mesquite Superfood Balls [Vegan

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeRaw VeganVegan


12 bite-size balls


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • ¼ cup mesquite powder
  • ¼ cup goji berries
  • ½ cup raisins


  1. Soak goji berries for about 5 minutes to soften.
  2. Pulse nuts in food processor until no large piece remain.
  3. Add cacao and mesquite powders and pulse to combine.
  4. Add raisins and drained goji berries; pulse just until a soft dough forms.
  5. Roll into small balls.
  6. Refrigerate about an hour to firm. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.


Flavoring: Sprinkle on oatmeal or other hot cereal, stir into coffee or tea, or blend with non-dairy yogurt. Mesquite can be added to just about any food or dish!




Jennifer is on the Editorial Team at One Green Planet. She earned her Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill before moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2006. During the first part of her career, Jennifer worked as a pedestrian and bicycle planner and project manager. As a long-time vegan and competitive distance runner, Jennifer strives to provide a positive example of healthy and sustainable living.



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7 comments on “Raw Cacao Mesquite Superfood Balls [Vegan]”

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Jan Roberts
2 Years Ago

i live in Arizona and the pods are all over in parks...they just get discarded. such a waste but with people not picking up after their dogs id be afraid to try and bag them....

Thavy Lor
2 Years Ago

I wonder where I can find this. I'll check at Traders Joe or Whole food next time I go.

13 Jul 2014

You can go online or go to the FRAMERS MARKET here in Arizona. October is when they begin milling the pods. You can also make mesquite jelly. Oh so GOOD :)

Spoon Somatic
2 Years Ago

in texas people incorporate these into food forests, I found videos a few years ago of a lady who made everything from cake to cookies out of it and she said it was amazing :D

Colleen Lewis
2 Years Ago

Never heard of this!!!!Thought it was just a great flavoring wood for BBQs!!Thanks for always teaching us!!!

Lynne Cody
2 Years Ago

Who knew! Wish I had known this when I lived in Texas. :-)

Holly Sheríf
2 Years Ago

Wow just read! Where can I get this???

Holly Sheríf
2 Years Ago

Isn't Mesquite a tree???


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