If you are new to this creepy and fascinating parastic fungus. Before we go any further, let’s be clear that we are not referring to the wild Cordyceps Sinensis that consumes a caterpillar! We are talking about Cordyceps Militaris, which is most famously known as the prized adaptogen that boosts endurance and ATP production in the body. It’s a potent fungus that stimulates the immune system and helps the body adapt to stressful conditions. It pairs beautifully into all kinds of broths and cacao-rich desserts like this recipe below!!
– ½ cup full-fat coconut milk BPA free
– 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon maca powder (gelatinized)
– 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Real Mushrooms Cordyceps-M extract
– ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
– 12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
– 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
– sea salt
– ¼ cup raw cacao powder or dark cocoa powder
– ¼ cup hemp hearts
Heat the coconut milk until it’s simmering. Remove from heat, and whisk in the maca, cordyceps and cayenne, plus a pinch of salt. Stir in the chocolate and maple syrup, and add a pinch of salt. Once the chocolate has melted, refrigerate for 1 hour, until slightly firm.
Place the dark cocoa powder, hemp hearts and a pinch of salt in a shallow dish with a tight-fitting lid. Stir to combine.
Scoop one tablespoon of the ganache into truffles (I used a small cookie scoop), dropping each one into the cocoa mixture. Working a few at a time, shake gently to coat the truffles. Repeat with the remaining ganache. Refrigerate for up to four days.