I would love to take credit for this amazing (and simple! and nutritious!!!) desert, but I can’t. It comes from one of my favorite sites: Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. The author of this site is truly brilliant and I devour almost every recipe I’ve made from the site; they’re all delicious. Kids and adults alike swarm around this desert until every last apple slice has been dipped and every sticky finger has been licked clean.
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup medjool dates, pitted (about 8-10)
1/4 cup real maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
date water as needed
1) Place cashews and dates in their own separate bowls, cover with water and let soak for 2-3 hours.
2) Drain and rinse cashews and place in blender or food processor with dates, vanilla, maple syrup, and salt. Add 6-8 tbsp date soaking water and blend mixture until smooth.
3) Serve with apple slices or drizzle over yoghurt, granola, or whatever you have a hankering for!