makes 12 dates ~ $.24 each
- 1 cup cashews ($.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 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