If you are new to this creepy and fascinating parasitic 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!
Sexy Mushroom Truffles
- 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.
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