Cacao Maca Energy Bites Recipe
These delicious energy bites are easy to make and filled with healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates to fuel you when you’re on the go. Made with cacao, maca, dates and oats, they're also gluten and dairy free.
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
1/4 cup (5-6) Dates
1/4 cup Nut Butter of choice
1 Tbsp Navitas Organics Cacao Powder
1/2 Tbsp Navitas Organics Maca Powder
2-3 Tbsp Water
1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
1/2 cup Navitas Organics Cacao Nibs
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Place the coconut in a small bowl and set aside for later.
Place rolled oats in the food processor and pulse five times. Add the dates, nut butter, cacao powder and maca powder to the food processor and blend for another 10 seconds.
With the food processor still on, add two Tbsp water until the mixture begins to clump together (about 10-20 seconds). If you are adding the vanilla extract and maple syrup, add them at this step.
Turn the food processor off and take a small amount of the mixture and squeeze in your hand. If it easily sticks together, then it is ready. If it still is crumbly and falls apart, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time.
When the mixture is ready, roll about 1 Tbsp at a time into balls, then coat with shredded coconut, cacao powder and/or cacao nibs, as desired.
Place in an airtight container at room temperature. Keeps for 2-3 days.
Makes 8-10 balls
Submitted by Kim Wisner of Follow Your Plate