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This next recipe is a new one for us, and it is wonderfully delicious. When it comes to making fudge, often it comes out tasting too much like coconut oil (and since my boys once ate a 9×13 pan of coconut oil and honey which triggered MAJOR die-off, we tend to have an eversion to anything that tastes too strongly of coconut oil). This recipe is not too sweet, deliciously chewy, with just the right amount of crunch from the walnuts. It’s also easy to make!
The original recipe can be found on Dr. John Hicks website here. Enjoy!
16 oz. medjool dates, pitted and chopped
1/3 cup organic virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut cream
5 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Heat the dates and the coconut oil over medium heat, stirring well. They won’t completely mix, but you will notice the dates beginning to stick together, and they will start to form a paste.
2. Add the coconut cream and the cocoa powder in slowly, stirring until well blended.
3. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped walnuts.
4. Pour mixture into an 8×8 glass pan and allow to cool. You can also place in the freezer to speed up the cooling process (if you’re impatient like me!) Cut into squares and then store in the fridge or freezer.
Cocoa powder is legal on the GAPS Diet, but it should only be introduced after much healing has taken place and is considered an advanced food. This is Dr. Natasha’s comment from www.gaps.me regarding cocoa powder: “Cocoa is SCD illegal. However, I find that many people can start having it occasionally on the Full GAPS Diet, once the digestive symptoms are gone. Find pure organic cocoa powder. Mixing the powder with some honey and sour cream makes a delicious dessert, and you can add it to your homemade ice cream or cakes. After trying it for the first time, observe your patient for any reactions. Cocoa is very rich in magnesium and some essential amino acids and, unless your digestive system is not ready for it, there is no need to avoid it.”
I say, hooray for healing and eating fudge!