BY: Lively Staff

July 28, 2015

Cacao Maca Macaroons

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You are going to love this delicious Cacao Maca Macaroons recipe!  Packed with cacao to curb your sweet tooth and maca to help balance hormones (both men and women, alike!), these healthy bite-sized treats will be your new go-to snack.  Our Collagen Peptides add protein to fill you up and aid in digestion, making them a great choice for a pre- or post-workout food.

Cacao Maca Macaroons

Yields: about 16

1 c. dried dates

2 tbsp. coconut oil

2 c. unsweetened shredded coconut

¼ c. cacao nibs or mini dark chocolate chips

4 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

¼ c. raw cacao powder

2 tbsp. raw or gelatinized maca powder

2 tsp. vanilla extract

½ tsp. sea salt

2-4 tbsp. filtered water

Directions:

Add the dates, coconut oil, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, Collagen Peptides, cacao powder, maca powder, vanilla extract, and sea salt to the bowl of a large food processor.  Process until the dates are broken up and the mixture is sticky.

Add the filtered water one tablespoon at a time until the mix smooths out a bit and resembles the consistency of thick cookie dough.

Using a large cookie scoop, drop the macaroons onto a lined sheet pan.  Move the sheet pan to the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes, or until firm.  Keep chilled until serving.

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