Maca Energy Bars (5 Ways)

Recipe from Mommypotamus

Ingredients

Coconut Cream

  • 1-2 tablespoons maca powder
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts or cashews
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Apple Cinnamon

  • 1-2 tablespoons maca powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup dried apples
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • about 1-2 teaspoons water as needed

Gingerbread

  • 1-2 tablespoons maca powder
  • 1 ½ cups cashews
  • 1 ½ cups dates
  • ¾ – 1 ½ teaspoons powdered ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼teaspoon cloves
  • about 1-2 tablespoons water as needed

Lemon Lime

  • 1-2 tablespoons maca powder
  • 1 cup crispy cashews
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • 1-2 tablespoons maca powder
  • 2 cups crispy cashews
  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • about 1 tablespoon water as neede

Instructions

1. Each recipe makes about 4 bars. The amount of maca in each bar is approximately 3/4 – 1.5 teaspoons, depending on if you use one tablespoon or two in the recipe.

2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until the mixture is finely chopped. When you think it might be ready, remove the lid and pick up a piece to roll in the palm of your hands. If it sticks together it’s ready to form into bars. If it’s crumbly, it either needs to blend a little more or it needs a little moisture. If it is very dry, turn the food processor on and pour a teaspoon of water through the opening in the top. Continue adding water as needed until the mixture sticks together. I’ve found that somewhere between 1 teaspoon and 2 tablespoons is usually enough.

3. When the mixture is ready, press it onto wax or parchment paper and form into bars. Wrap each bar individually and store in the freezer until needed.