Maple Power Disks

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Recipe — Maple Power Disks
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6 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (preferably very dark syrup for its strong flavour)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond powder
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats


  1. Soak dried fruits in the water and maple syrup for 1 to 2 hours, or soften them in the water and syrup in the microwave for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on the power of your appliance.
  2. Puree in a food processor or blender.
  3. Place in a large bowl, add all other ingredients, and mix with a spoon.
  4. Lay out a sheet of parchment or wax paper and place the mixture on it. Form a tight roll.
  5. Put roll in freezer for at least 2 hours. Take out and cut into disks.
  6. Keeps up to 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

Nutritional value of 1 portion (2 disks):
138 kilocalories; 28 g of carbohydrates; 4 g of fibre; 2 g of protein; 2 g of fat.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.