No-Bake Vegan Cocoa Maca-roons
Recipe type: No-bake sweets
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 20 to 24
These no-bake macaroons are filled with all manner of nutrient-dense goodies, including nuts, nut better, dates, and of course, coconut. Not to mention a nice dose of maca powder, which not only lends its malty flavor.
  • ½ cup slivered or sliced almonds
  • ½ cup nut butter or tahini
  • ½ cup Medjool dates (about 8 to 10)
  • ¼ cup maca powder (or see note)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao or organic cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, plus more for rolling
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar, to taste
  1. Place the almonds in a food processor and process until finely ground.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls. Put a small amount of extra coconut on a small plate. Roll the balls in the coconut to coat.
  4. Arrange on another small plate and refrigerate for about an hour, then enjoy!
Recipe by VegKitchen at