Author: Lily Mazzarella
I made these for a recent Farmacopia event and they were a huge hit! We served them alongside Reishi Roast Almond Milk lattes. They are soooo tasty, and wonderfully energizing (without being overly stimluating). So much better than a bar or carb-y snack for an afternoon pick me up. The Super Power Adaptogen Powder is a delicious way to get your tonic herbs. Eleuthero, Ashwagandha, Suma, and Maca support adrenal/endocrine balance and nervous system health, resulting in better sleep, generally enhanced resilience, and--we hear this one a lot--improvements in libido.
2 cups raw pecan halves OR 1/2 jar store bought pecan butter (you can, of course, substitute another nut or seed butter!)
1 cup Super Power Adaptogen Powder
1 + cup organic apple butter (I used Eden Organics sugar-free)
Smoked or regular sea salt (optional)
Cinnamon for finishing
Step 1: Make your pecan butter (or take the lid off the jar)
Spead the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
Allow the pecans to mostly cool. Add warm pecans and a pinch of smoked salt to a food processor.
Process, stopping every minute or two to scrape down the sides. If your pecans are very dry, you can add a little coconut oil to make this go more smoothly! If you like a touch of sweetness, you can add coconut sugar, stevia, honey or maple syrup.
Step 2: Make your "dough"
Add apple butter to the pecan butter in the food processor. Tap powder into the bowl evenly over the mixture. Blend until smooth and thoroughly mixed.
You are looking for a thick/firm texture. You may need to increase the powder, or nut butter, or apple butter to achieve the right texture. Measures are approximate since the oil content of the nuts varies, and the apple butter can vary greatly in consistency.
Step 3: Make your treats
At this point, you can roll into "logs" in wax paper, or press the dough into silicone molds.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut the log into rounds or remove the bites from their molds and place on a plate.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and a little more smoked salt (if desired) before serving.