Rapture Taste of Peru Superfood Quinoa Maca Chocolate Bark.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 13, 2020

This delicious chocolate includes a healthy taste of Peru – maca root takes centre stage! Maca root is a Peruvian tuber that’s part of the cruciferous family of vegetables. It’s an excellent source of protein, fiber, several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, copper and iron. It also contains over 20 amino acids — including all eight essential amino acids. It’s an adaptogenic herb known to provide energy and stamina, to help balance hormones as well as improve mood and libido (also called Peruvian Ginseng)! An adaptogen is a special class of herbs that help the body regulate natural metabolism and create balance in the body. They also help raise resistance to physical, chemical, and biological stressors, maca is capable of responding to stress in anyway the body needs and balances stress hormones such as cortisol. Enjoy feeling good!!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • 15 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: Makes about 1 pound

Ingredients

1 ½ cups bittersweet chocolate, chopped (71% cacao or higher, the higher the better for your heart health!)

½ tablespoon gelatinized maca root powder (Found at fine health food stores. I prefer gelatinized maca, the starches have been removed, plus I love the sweet butterscotch taste)

½ cup crispy quinoa puffed cereal (puffed rice can be substituted)

1 teaspoon ground anise

½ cup roasted sesame seeds

¼ cup chia seed

Pinch Himalayan sea salt (or Peruvian Sea Salt is even better, if you happen to have some)!

A splash of love

Method

Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

In metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt chocolate until smooth.

Add maca and crispy quinoa, coating well. Add anise, sesame seeds, chia seed to chocolate.

Pour and spread chocolate mixture evenly onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt, press.

Chill for about 30 minutes 30 Minutes and break into pieces.

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