Chocolate Maca-Roons


  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup nut butter or tahini
  • ½ cup Medjool dates (about 8 to 10)
  • ¼ cup maca powder 
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, plus more for rolling

  • Directions

  • Place the almonds in a food processor and process until finely ground.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and process until the mixture starts holding together as a mass. If it doesn’t do so after a minute or two of processing (for this depends on how moist the dates are and the density of the nut butter), add just a little water, not more than a tablespoon at a time.
  • Roll into 1-inch balls. Put a small amount of extra coconut on a small plate. Roll the balls in the coconut to coat.
  • Arrange on another small plate and refrigerate for about an hour, then enjoy!

  • Notes

    These no-bake macaroons are filled with all sorts of nutrient-dense goodies, including nuts, nut butter, dates, and of course, coconut. Not to mention a nice dose of maca powder, which not only lends its malty flavor, but its energy-boosting benefits.