Sep 23, 2019 Last Updated 6:31 AM, Nov 9, 2017

Mighty Maca Cacao Bites

Julie MacMillan's Mighty Maca Cacao Bites. They are perfect for diners respecting their New Year’s resolutions. Photo by Julie MacMillan.

Pastry Chef Julie MacMillan’s dessert featuring mighty maca cacao bites.


Yield: 26 rolled balls 

  • 8.4 oz/240 g Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1.4 oz/41 g chia seed
  • 1 oz/30 g hemp seed
  • 0.5 oz/15 g raw cocoa powder
  • 0.3 oz/9 g maca powder (preferably red)
  • 1.9 oz/54 g raw sprouted walnuts
  • 2 vanilla beans, scraped
  • 1 oz/28 g coconut oil
  • 0.0126 oz/0.36 g pink Himalayan salt
  • 1.76 oz/50 g unsweetened coconut (fine shred) 
Step 1 maca balls packed with super food ingredients. Photo by Julie MacMillan.
Step 2 maca balls blended. Photo by Julie MacMillan.

1. Place all ingredients, except the coconut shreds, into a food processor and pulse until combined. 

2. Scoop about a teaspoon of the mixture into your hands and shape into a ball. 

3. Roll the balls in the coconut shreds and store in the refrigerator. 

NOTE: alternatively, you can cast and cut into squares or bars.


Click here to read more about this and related recipes in the article "Material Handling: Super Powered Desserts."

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