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Maca Macaroons

Adapted from Taste for Life Magazine, October 2011

These guilt-free cookies are low in calories but high in flavor.

Makes about 20 cookies

Ingredients
1 cup NOW Real Food® Raw Brazil Nuts*
1 1/4 cup (plus extra for rolling) NOW Real Food® Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut*
1 1/2 Tbsp. NOW® Organic Pure Maca Powder*
3/4 cup (packed) soft Medjool dates (about 7 or 8), pits removed
1 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Organic Maple Syrup*
1 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Organic Vanilla Extract*
1/4 tsp. sea salt
  1. Grind all ingredients together in a food processor until a coarse dough has formed.
  2. Form the dough into balls, about a tablespoon at a time, and roll exterior in extra coconut. 
  3. Flatten into cookies and serve. Kept covered, cookies will last several weeks.

Checking the dough consistency: Pinch the dough and make sure that it sticks together, but still crumbles like a cookie. If the dough is too dry, add water, a teaspoon at a time, until the dough sticks together. If the dough is too wet, add spoonfuls of extra coconut until the dough is just right.

Per serving: 
81 calories
1 g protein
5 g carbohydrates
1 g fiber
7 g total fat (3 g sat)
30 mg sodium

*NOW ingredients available at your local health food store

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