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MACA BALLS! Easy, delicious, energy chocolate balls made with MACA powder. So many health benefits and so much flavor! Paleo, vegan, and sugar-free!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Refrigerate30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, International
Keyword: How to make Maca Balls, Maca, Maca Energy Balls
Diet: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, PALEO, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 15 Balls
Calories: 80kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 9 Medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup Brazil nuts
  • 1/4 cup Pecans
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maca powder
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tbsp shredded coconut for rolling


  • Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for 5 minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in a food processor. Reserve the water for later
  • Add all the other ingredients to the food processor and pulse until mixture begins to thicken and stick together
  • Check texture to make sure it’s sticky enough to roll the balls. If it’s too thick or dry, add some of the reserved water (I added 4 tbsp of the water for the desired consistency)
  • With an ice cream scooper or spoon, scoop the mixture and roll into small balls. Roll each ball in the shredded coconut and fully coat.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving
  • Store in the fridge inside an airtight container for up to 5 days


Serving: 1Ball | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg