For a little superfood power bite whip up a batch of these Chocolate Maca Truffles from some items you may already have in your pantry.
~by Regan Jones, RD
I'm so over Spring Cleaning. I've been over it for weeks now. I won't bore you with the details about just how much of it takes place around my house, my neighborhood, my county, my city and my general region of the country this time of year... but I will tell you that the entire area of Augusta, Georgia becomes one big hotel as we welcome the world into our small city for The Masters. And as such, there's A LOT of sprucing up that goes on around here.
With that sprucing comes a good survey of what's in my fridge and pantry... and as luck (*evil plotting behind the scenes grin*) would have it, that's this month's Recipe ReDux theme #WhatACoincidence.
We challenged fellow ReDuxers this month to peruse their pantry for ingredients that needed a new look. I didn't have to look far to find the box of golden raisins that I bought at Christmas to make these Peanut Butter Balls (but sadly never got around to it!)
Instead, I've crafted them into a little superfood power bite in order to use an ingredient I've been meaning to try for quite some time -- Maca.
Have you tried Maca? The amount of praise out there for it from everything to 1) increased energy 2) improved mood and 3) sexual health are pretty impressive. (And since we're all friends here, can we just all agree that if it works for #1 and #2, #3 is a lot more likely for most of us tired ole mamas #truth).
Anyway, back to the recipe. I'm calling these truffles because they use chocolate. But obviously, they're just balls/bites/whatever fun name you want to give your snack. Name isn't important. Taste is. And these hit the spot.
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For a little superfood power bite whip up a batch of these Chocolate Maca Truffles via @ReganJonesRD Tweet this
No Sugar Added Chocolate Maca Truffles
Makes 1 dozen
- 1 medium-size banana
- 1 tablespoon maca powder (I used Navitas Naturals)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup no-sugar-added chocolate chips, melted (I used Lily's, but if you can't find them, use a high-cacoa chocolate bar, chopped)
- Additional cocoa or graham cracker crumbs for rolling (I used Kinnikinnick gluten-free graham cracker crumbs)
Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and very well blended. Scoop out dough by tablespoons, roll in palms of hands to form ball and then roll in cocoa or graham cracker crumbs. Store in refrigerator.