Maca is amazing. It’s rich in vitamins B, C and E, as well as heaps of minerals, it boosts libido, relieves menstrual issues, increases energy levels, clears your skin, helps your mood, and that’s just the short of it.
You might think that for something to be so good for you it must taste gross, right? Now while we wouldn’t advocate chowing down on spoonfuls of maca powder, it has a lovely malted flavour when added into recipes.
Talking of malt, I used to be OBSESSED with Maltesers. I’ve shared many a sharing pouch with myself and scoffed whole boxes in one go on numerous occasions. So it only made sense to create these maca-teasers bites, they’re like a healthier (and in my opinion, tastier) version of the original! They’re sweet, malty, crispy, chocolatey and ever-so delicious. I’m so obsessed with these now, they’re just the best little pick-me-up and they’re healthy too which means none of the post Malteser binge guilt of yesteryear, even if you do have a few!
- 1 1/2 tbsp maca powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa pops
For the chocolate drizzle:
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 cup cacao butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
These are gloriously easy to make – first, melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on a low heat, then stir in the maple syrup and almond butter. Remove from the heat and stir in the maca and then the quinoa pops, making sure they are all stirred in well. Shape into discs or pop into cake cases and put them in the freezer to set while you make the chocolate.
For the chocolate drizzle simply melt the cacao butter in a saucepan on a low heat, then stir in the other ingredients until you have a smooth melted chocolate mixture. Remove the bites from the freezer, drizzle them with chocolate and store them in the fridge. Macalicious!
Love, Mrs H xx