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Black Bean Buzz Balls

These adaptogenic-infused treats are full of fibre, protein, minerals, and stress-soothing ingredients. They store excellently in the freezer and a wonderful thing to have on hand anytime the craving for something sweet and health-supportive comes knocking!

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Black Bean Buzz Balls


  • 1 cup / 130g raw pecans
  • 3 Tbsp. cacao powder raw preferable
  • tsp. fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp. espresso powder
  • ½ cup / 90g cooked black beans
  • ½ cup / 75g pitted packed dates
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. Adaptogen of choice chaga, cordyceps, maca, lucuma, Four Sigmatic blends, etc., optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  • Place the pecans on a rimmed backing sheet and toast until they are lightly browned and fragrant, 7-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • In a food processor, pulse the pecans until they are finely ground. Add the cacao powder, salt, espresso, and adaptogen. Pulse to combine.
  • Add the beans, dates, and vanilla, then process to thoroughly combine. You should end up with a mixture that resembles cake crumbs but when pressed, will easily hold together (if you are having trouble, add a couple more dates).
  • Roll into bite-sized balls and store in the fridge or freezer, say thank you and enjoy!


Makes 16-20 Balls