Cacao Walnut Macaroons
I love the combination of chocolate and walnuts. This raw food recipe combines those two flavors and gives you health benefits to boot! Cacao is full of anti-oxidants, magnesium, iron and fiber. It contains many essential minerals. Cacao contains serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine, which help reduce depression and can create a feeling of well-being. Cacao also contains B vitamins, which help your brain to be healthy.
Walnuts are one of the most healthy nuts. They provide all kinds of benefits including omega 3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acid. Walnuts have been shown to reduce high cholesterol, and help diabetes. They also can help reduce high blood pressure, help prevent stroke, and clinical depression. You can find more information on nuts here: NUTS
- 2 cups Dried Coconut (unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup Almond Flour
- 1/3 cup Cacao Powder
- 1/4 cup Coconut Butter
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup*
- 1/4 cup Agave Nectar (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
- 1 Vanilla Bean (the scraped insides)
- 1 cup Walnuts, Chopped
- Mix all ingredients except walnuts until very well combined. Stir in Walnuts. Shape into balls and dehydrate at 116 for 4-5 hours.