Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stuffed Dates

makes 12 dates ~ $.24 each
 

ingredients
  • 1 cup cashews ($.50)
  • 1/2 cup water
  •  4 tablespoons agave ($.40)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 dates ($2.00)
  • candied pecans
 
In a small, bullet type blender, process the cashews, water, agave, and salt until smooth and the constancy of thick cream. Refrigerate for about an hour to let it firm. 

Once firm, split each date and add a dollop of cashew cream to the center. Top with a candied pecan.
 
 
 
Candied Dates
 

Candied pecans are simple to make. Just coat pecans with a generous amount of agave, with a pinch of salt and a pinch of cayenne. Then spread them out on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate overnight. The agave will be liquid when they're warm, but will harden up quite a bit as they cool.
 
nutritional information:      calories: 158 (per date)      fat: 9 gr      carbs: 15 gr      protein: 3 gr
 

10 comments:

  1. oh wow those look SO delicious! that cashew cream sounds decadent and fabulous! thanks for sharing!

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  2. That looks so decadent! I can't wait to try!

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  3. I have never made candied nuts of any kind. I think I need to try it out! thanks for sharing1

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  4. I could go for one of those! Love candied nuts!!

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  5. yum candied nuts are spectacular! great recipe! thanks!

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  6. These look amazing! Unfortunately though, agave isn't actually raw - even if the label claims it is. :-( You could use Lucuma, Yacon, dates or whole leaf Stevia in it's place. http://www.living-foods.com/articles/agave.html

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    1. Whoops, didn't meant to have Yacon in there as it is also not "raw"...

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  7. What a simple, great idea! They look delicious!

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  8. Where do you find a cup of raw cashews for 50 cents?? I haven't seen them for less than $10/lb, even in bulk bins.

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