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These cocoa dates nut energy bites are made with ground up cacao nibs, dates and ground seeds. These bars are very easy to put together.


12 servings

Total time

15 minutes





  • 3 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 5 oz Dates (about 10~12)
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil*, melted and cooled
  • 0.5 cup nut butter
  • 6 tbsp Barlean's Digestive Blend
  • 0.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 0.25 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp almond flour or meal


  1. Lightly grease a 81/2"x41/2" loaf pan; line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on long sides.
  2. Take the dates in a heatproof bowl and cover them with boiling water. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Pulse the cacao nibs in a food processor until fine powder forms; transfer to a small bowl.
  4. Drain the dates and transfer to food processor. Add the nut butter and cooled coconut oil; process until the dates are completely pureed and the ingredients come together.
  5. Add the Barlean's digestive blend, salt and cinnamon; pulse to incorporate.
  6. Add the almond flour, ground cacao nibs and pulse until combined.
  7. Press the mixture into the prepared pan in an even layer compacting as firmly as possible. Cover and chill until firm, for about 1 hour.
  8. Uncover and use the sides of the parchment to lift bar out of the pan. Cut into squares. Cover and chill the leftovers for up to 5 days or freeze up to 2 weeks.