Chocolate Maca Love Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)

I know, I know…I had you at love bite. *wink*

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“Are you ever NOT eating?”

Do you know how often I hear this phrase each week from my coworkers? Let’s just say if I had a nickel for each time someone said it to me, i’d be very close to purchasing that new camera I want. What can I say, I like to snack. AND since I enjoy snacking, I like to have healthy foods at my fingertips made with wholesome ingredients. I enjoy nuts, homemade granola, dried fruits, etc. but sometimes a girl wants a brownie…and these Maca bites are basically a raw version of a German chocolate cake/brownie. However instead of being filled with bad ingredients they’re refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan, AND going to improve your sex life. Wait, what?

Okay, before you get TOO excited, the reason you’re possibly getting lucky later isn’t because these guys are filled with a love potion, however they do contain maca. Haven’t heard of it? Well it’s a root that originates in Peru and helps  to improve energy, stamina, and libido! Basically, eat your chocolate, get frisky–and you’ll have the energy to stay up all night if you want to. WINNING!

I like to have these as both a pre- or post- workout snack. They’re small, DELICIOUS, fill me up, give me energy, but never leave me feeling heavy and weighed down.

Roll them in coconut OR be adventurous and use anything you like. Hemp seeds, cocoa powder, almonds, pistachios, etc.
Roll them in coconut OR be adventurous and use anything you like. Hemp seeds, cocoa powder, almonds, pistachios, etc.

Chocolate Maca Love Bites

  • 16 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao (normal people probably use 1/8 cup but I like that dark chocolate taste)
  • 2 TBSP Maca powder 
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut + 1/2 cup for rolling
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Place all the ingredients in the food processor and BLEND BLEND BLEND! It should turn into a ball similar to cookie dough. If it’s too dry, add a little more water. Form into balls and roll in coconut.

ENJOY!

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