Double Chocolate Maca Bites!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

It has been a while since I’ve posted a recipe for almond-pulp based snack bites, but this one is worth the wait.  

These bites are rich & chocolatey, with a hint of malt from the maca powder and a nice crunchiness to it from the cacao nibs. 

I use oats in this recipe and a smaller quantity of nuts than usual.  This significantly drops the calorie count, but also makes for a chewier texture, which I love. Of course, if you don’t have all of the ingredients on hand you can always leave out the maca and sub the cacao nibs for chocolate chips and it would still taste great! 

In process!

In process!

The great thing about recipes like this is that they are supremely adaptable, so go ahead and have fun with it!

Double Chocolate Maca Bites
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup cashews
  2. ½ cup steel-cut or rolled oats
  3. 1 cup of dates (about 20 dates)
  4. Almond pulp left over from making almond milk (about ½ cup) or ½ cup of almond meal
  5. 1 tbsp of maca powder
  6. 4 tbsps of raw cacao powder
  7. 2 tsps vanilla extract
  8. ¼ tsp salt
  9. ¼ cup of cacao nibs
  10. Extra cacao powder for coating bites (optional).
Instructions
  1. In your food processor, add cashews oats and dates and process until mixture holds together when pressed.
  2. Add almond pulp, maca, cacao powder, vanilla extract and salt, and process again just until combined.
  3. Add cacao nibs and pulse a few times to incorporate them, but not to break the cacao nibs up. You want some nice chunks in there for the texture!
  4. Using a small cookie scoop or a 1-tbsp measuring spoon, spoon out mixture and roll them into balls or any other shape you like with your hands.
  5. If using cacao powder, place it in a shallow bowl and roll the balls in the mixture. Tap off any excess powder.
Notes
  1. You can eat them right away, but I find they are better after they have been in the fridge for at least half an hour.
  2. Store them in the fridge. They will last about 10 days, perhaps more.
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