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USDA Organic 100% Raw Goji Berry by Healthworks

Soft and chewy berries. Healthworks berries are moist and not dried out. A yummy superfood, Goji beries are also a vegetarian source of protein. I’ve added them to recipes like my homemade granola. And I’m planning to add some to apple crisp this fall.

USDA Organic 100% Raw Cacao Nibs by Healthworks

This pure form of chocolate will take a little time to get use to. But you will and will love it. Lots of nutrients, so go ahead and enjoy it without any guilt. Add it to whatever you like in place of chocolate chips. I’ve used them in my chocolate chip banana bread recipe. And I’ve had someone mention that they grind some with coffee beans for a special “cup of joe”. The two questions/answers below are from the Healthworks Amazon page & are very informative.

Question: Does it taste like chocolate chips or dark chocolate?

Answer: Raw, organic cacao nibs can have sort of a bitter, think dark chocolate taste, when eaten by themselves. The reason is because it is not treated like your typical Cocoa that you would buy in the supermarket is. Because it is raw it does not have sugar added or any of the unhealthy processing that is used to give it a sweet taste, but also which voids many of the natural health benefits. The good news is that if you use it in smoothies or recipes that call for chocolate, many customers feel like they get all the great taste of chocolate without the unhealthy additives or processing, plus the nutritional benefits of raw cacao nibs.

Question:How are the Cacao Nibs processed?

Answer: Much of the production process is manual and takes place on the small farms where the cacao is grown. Our cacao is selectively harvested by hand since not all the fruit ripen in the same time. Mature fruit pods are split open, the cacao beans removed and the outer shell discarded. Once scooped from the pods the cacao beans are fermented and sun dried to lower the humidity.

On arrival at our processing plant the cacao grains are washed and disinfected to lower microbiological contamination. We then soften the skin of the cacao by means of a low heat treatment. The beans are then low temperature dried and their shells are removed before being crushed into smaller nib size pieces.

Temperature is the most important advantage of all our cacao products: all the processing is done below 45º Celcius (approximately 110º Fahrenheit), which allows us to maintain the natural flavor and -even more important- the nutritional properties of the fresh cacao grains.

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A gooey and chocolaty bar that shouts Mmmm.


3 cups PECAN halves and pieces

1 & 3/4 cup FLOUR


3/4 cup cubed cold BUTTER





1/4 cup  melted BUTTER

3 large EGGS


(1)Bake pecans in a single layer on a baking tray about 8 minutes until lightly toasted, stirring once.

(2) Line bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 pan (or half the recipe for a 8 x 8 pan) with aluminum foil with about 2 inches extending over the sides. Lightly grease the foil.

(3)Pulse flour, powdered sugar, cold butter, and unsweetened cocoa in a food processor until mixture is a coarse meal. Press mixture on bottom and 3/4 inch up sides of prepared pan.

(4)Bake crust at 350 for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crust. Cool completely on a rack about 30 minutes.

(5)Whisk together brown sugar, light corn syrup, melted butter, and eggs until smooth. Stir in coconut and toasted pecans. Spoon into prepared crust.

(6)Bake at 350 for 25 minutes until golden and set. Cool completely on a rack and then chill for 1 hour. Lift baked bars from pan using the foil sides. Put on a cutting board and cut into squares.


I like to keep them cool in the refrigerator and enjoy them with a hot beverage. 

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