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Sharing is very important to us at Cafe Gratitude. This blog is our means of connecting with you, our community through sharing what's happening with us and creating a conversation around the many facets of this community.

Have you fallen in love with our desserts?  Do you keep coming back again and again for more cocao bliss?  You are in for a treat with this simple and quick recipe for a powerful punch of dark velvety goodness.  We like to spice it up with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper on top.  Heat up your Winter days with a mouth full of "Super Hot"!

 

From our recipe book: Sweet Gratitude (with dozens of other mouth watering, knee buckling dessert dish recipes)


This recipe makes 27 balls

Ingredients

2 cups cacao nibs

1 tablespoon maca powder

2 ounces cocao powder (weight)

1 1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup almond butter

1/3 cup yacon syrup

3 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon liquid vanilla

 

Directions

Finely grind the cacao nibs in a coffee grinder or dry blender.  Mix all ingredients by hand in a bowl until mixture is consistent.  Scoop out balls using a small ice cream scoop.  Balls can be served immediately or placed in fridge to firm up first.

Variation:  You can replace the maca powder with any other powdered superfood.  For a delicious, spicy version simply add a half teaspoon cayenne or more to taste.

Storage and life span:  These balls will keep for at least two weeks!  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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