Herbs, Chocolate, Coconut
Three of my favorite things!
These Raw Chocolate Bliss Balls are an outrageous treat incorporating Maca powder, a VERY stimulating herb that just might make you feel like a teenager again. I’m referring to the energy, stamina, “party all night” part of being a teenager, not the shy, awkward, “do you think my feet are too big” part. Anyway, I don’t recommend eating these late in the evening unless you really do want to stay up in to the wee hours of the morning.
I like my chocolate hot and spicy so always add a bit of cinnamon and cayenne. And, while I can make an ordinary chocolate bar disappear in seconds—these Bliss Balls are so rich, with just the right amount of sweet I can save them for months in the freezer enjoying one every now and then.
Have fun, be creative, experiment with different herbs.
Other good choices are powdered Ashwaganda Root, Ginseng, Eleuthero, Damaina, Shatavari, Ginger, or Cardamom.
Raw Chocolate Bliss Ball Recipe
½ cup dates, pitted
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup cocoa, sifted
2 tablespoon Maca powder (or other powdered aphrodisiac herbs)
1 cup shredded coconut
1 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
½ teaspoon vanilla extract extra shredded coconut for coating
Place the dates in a food processor or blender, cover with the warm water and soak for 10 minutes. Process or blend into a paste. Transfer the date paste to a medium sized mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix well until combined. Using your hands, roll a tablespoon of mixture at a time into balls, then roll in coconut until covered. The mixture should be quite clumpy when combined, and it shouldn’t stick to your hands too much when rolling into balls. If you find the mixture is too sticky add a little more coconut and/or cocoa to taste.
Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and enjoy!
Makes approximately 12 balls.