peanuts: good source of vitamin E, protein and antioxidants
maca: boosts energy and increases skin health
cacao: mood improver, antioxidants, magnesium
dates: energy giver, fiber, multiple vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin A & K, zinc, phosphorus
500 g whole peanuts
4 tbsp peanut butter
100 g dates
5 tbsp coconut sugar
5-6 tbsp water
1 tbsp feinstoff maca powder
3 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp agave syrup
enough for about 20-25 pralines
GOOD TO HAVE: food processor or high-speed blender, parchment paper, small baking tray (about 24 x 18 cm) or tupperware container, spatula, cooling rack
1. For the filling chop dates roughly and add them with penauts to a food processor or high-speed blender. Then add all other ingredients and blend again. Make sure to scrape down the sides from time to time and blend again until everything is well combined. Pulse until dough begins to form a sticky ball, then transfer the batter into a small parchment-lined baking tray or tupperware container.
2. Either use your hands or a spatula to press down the mixture until you get a flat even block. (3-4 cm high) Then cover with another sheet of parchment paper, again use your hands or a spatula to press down even more and smooth out the surface. Freeze for a at least an hour until it is solid.
3. In the meantime melt coconut oil for the cacao coating and add cacao powder as well as agave syrup. Set coating aside. Remove mixture from the freezer and transfer onto a cutting board. Cut off uneven edges, divide into praline-sized pieces and glaze each praline with the cacao coating. Repeat with remaining pieces. Place bars on a cooling rack or parchment paper to set. Enjoy and keep leftovers refrigerated! They last for a week!