Superfood Snack: Fruit & Nut Haystacks

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

This chocolate-covered delight may look rather decadent but these little haystacks are loaded with nutrients. Cacao powder and goji berries are two superfoods that are high in antioxidants and low in sugar. The almonds and coconut oil also offer tons of healthy fats. Make it for a dessert or a snack and fill up on healthy deliciousness.




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  • ¼ cup (60 ml) coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup (140 g)  cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (55 g) slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) goji berries
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) dried cranberries
  • pinch of sea salt, to taste


  1. Line a small slice tin or tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix in a small bowl the melted coconut oil, cacao, honey and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix in the remaining ingredients then put the mixture in the fridge for 5 mins just to make it a little firm so you can form haystacks on the tray.
  4. Once slightly firm, take approximately 1-2 tsp. worth of mixture then form into haystacks on the tray. It should make about 10-12.
  5. Place the tray in the freezer to form solid haystacks for about 30 mins.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.


  • Cacao – carob
  • Honey – coconut nectar, maple syrup, stevia
  • Slivered almonds – Shredded coconut, flaked almonds, chopped macadamias, pecans, walnuts
  • Goji & cranberries – dried inca berries, sultanas, raisins, chopped dates or dried berries

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes (in the fridge)

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 12

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories120
  • Fat8g
  • Saturated Fat5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium110mg
  • Carbohydrates10g
  • Fiber2g
  • Sugars6g
  • Protein 2g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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