This recipe is a staple in my house. I try to have Maca-Cacao Truffles around, or ‘maca balls’ as my husband likes to call them. They’re easy to throw together and are great for ‘on-the-go’ snacking. Maca is a powerful superfood that is known to boost stamina, fight fatigue, and give your libido a natural boost that goes back over 500 years. Mixed with cacao, which has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, you’ve got yourself one super powerful little treat! And trust me, they’re pretty addicting. I talk more about maca and Superfoods HERE in this previous post and also in this LiveWell Network Segment on Superfoods. Enjoy!
3 large dates, pitted
3 Tbsp Cacao powder
2 Tbsp Maca powder
1 Tbsp palm sugar, plus more for dusting
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 small Tbsp nut butter (cashew works well here)
pinch Celtic sea salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor or Vitamix and blend until well combined and a dough-like texture has formed. Scoop small teaspoons into your hands and roll into individual balls. Place in the refrigerator to set. Allow to soften to room temperature before serving. Roll finished truffles into palm sugar, maca or cacao powder.