Recipe: Date Cacao Truffles with Fermented Maca Powder

Dessert Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

These date cacao truffles with fermented Maca powder are the perfect little bites when you’re looking for a sweet treat. With no added sugar, they’re naturally sweetened with dates and filled with other good-for-you ingredients like oats, cacao powder and almond butter. Plus, they take just a few minutes and could not be easier to make; simply throw the ingredients in your food processor, roll into balls and refrigerate for an easy bite when hunger strikes or as a post-dinner treat.

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These perfect little dessert bites are made with dates, oats, cacao powder, maca powder for a nutritional powerhouse that tastes like dessert!

I’d like to thank New Chapter Vitamins for sponsoring this post.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Certified Organic by International Certification Services, Inc., Medina, ND, USA

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 20 serving(s)


  • 14 dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon New Chapter fermented maca powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Bring a small pot of water to a simmer. Pour over dates in a medium bowl and allow to sit and soften a few minutes.
  2. Drain water and add the dates to a food processor. Add in oats, almond butter and cocoa powder and process until combined.
  3. Next add in vanilla, maca powder and salt and pulse until a sticky mixture forms.
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls - we got about 20.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 1 ball

Calories: 106

Protein: 3 gram(s)

Fat: 4 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 17 gram(s)

Fiber: 3 gram(s)

Sugar: 12 gram(s)

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