Make a Sweet Treat

You'll love this spicy chocolate crackle. SPONSORED BY GAIA HERBS

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Turn your sweet tooth into an energy boost, with Maca!* These simple yet impressive chocolate treats are fun to make, and they’re topped with a sweet and spicy mix of cayenne and cinnamon, plus goji berries and hemp seeds. (Want less spice? Swap crystallized ginger for the cinnamon and cayenne.)


Serves 6

Ingredients List

1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips or chunks

2 tablespoons Gaia Herbs MacaBoost Cacao-Ginger or Vanilla-Chai

1/4 cup hemp seeds

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup goji berries

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Flaky sea salt


Fill a medium sauce pan halfway up with water, then place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Place a glass or metal bowl inside the pan. The bowl should be large enough to touch the edges of the pan, and the bottom should touch the water but not the bottom of the pan.

Add the chocolate chunks, and lower heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring often, until the chocolate is about 3/4 melted. Remove the bowl from the pan, and stir in the MacaBoost. (The residual heat will allow the chocolate to melt completely.)

Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pour the melted chocolate onto the lined baking sheet. Carefully tilt the baking sheet until the chocolate is evenly spread across the surface.

Sprinkle on the hemp seeds, almonds, goji berries, cayenne, cinnamon and salt.

Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Once firm, carefully slice or break into pieces.

Serve immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to two weeks.

Each portion contains a 1 teaspoon daily serving of Gaia Herbs MacaBoost.

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*  This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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