Cacao Maple Maca Chipotle Kale Chips

I have been experimenting bit with maca in flavoring lately, and since it is said to give you a boost in the love department...I thought I might as well pair it with some other things that do the same.  Like cacao and chilies.  I used a coconut base for the batter, so nut free this time, and combined it with both raw cacao powder and cacao nibs for a chocolaty boost.  I added some maca for a sweet toasty flavor and some chipotle powder for spice.  They were sweetened with maple since I love it with maca.
They made my house smell amazing like spicy chocolate maple goodness that I couldn't wait to taste!  These would be perfect to share with your special someone or even just yourself, since not only are the ingredients believed to spice up your love life, but to energize you as well.  I shared them with Eric, since he gave me the kale in a big bouquet for my Birthday and I thought it was only fair to return some of the deliciousness.

 

 
Cacao Maple Maca Chipotle Kale Chips
Makes about 8 cups

3 cups finely shredded dried coconut
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp maca powder
1/2-1 tsp chipotle powder (depending on how hot you like it)
filtered water
1/2 cup cacao nibs
1 large bunch kale, washed and torn into bite sized pieces

In a high speed blender, combine the coconut, cacao powder, sea salt, maple syrup, maca, and chipotle powder and process until smooth using the tamper of your blender to press it down into the blade. Add filtered water, a few Tbsp at a time until a smooth mixture a little thinner than nut butter consistency is formed. Place the kale in a large bowl, and pour the chocolate mixture over it. Add cacao nibs. Use hands to massage mixture into the kale, coating all the pieces entirely. Place the kale on 2 teflex lined dehydrator sheets, and dehydrate* for about 8-12 hours (overnight) until dry. Enjoy!

*If you do not own a dehydrator and raw is not a concern, you can bake them in a 200 degree oven for 4-6 hours on a lined baking sheet, or until dried.

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

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