Recipe: Cacao Date Energy Bar (SCD/GAPS)




  1. Soak the pitted dates in a small pan with water and heat for 5 minutes until soft
  2. In a mini processor, process the dates until they are a paste
  3. In a small pan gently heat the cocoa butter on low until just melted – do not heat quickly it has a low smoke point and will burn (use #2)
  4. In a food processor processor the nuts until they are a nut butter
  5. Add the date paste, honey and cocoa butter to the nuts and processor until smooth
  6. It should form a ball on one side of the processor
  7. Remove and using a 8 x 10 pan smooth out the batter to be about 1/2 inch thick
  8. Cover with wax paper and put into the refrigerator for a few hours to harden
  9. Use a pizza cutter to cut 3 on one side, 4 on the other for a total of 12 bars (or cut larger bars)
  10. Individually wrap the bars in wax paper, put in a ziplock and freeze