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Creamy Stuffed Dates

These super simple treats will satisfy your little ghouls and monsters while they wait for their candy piles to be inspected on Halloween.

Yield: 
14-16 Pieces

Updated: Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:44pm

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked for 1 hour
  • 1 Tablespoon agave or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ - ⅓ cup water, as needed
  • 14-16 pitted dates, soaked for 1 hour
  • 2-3 Tablespoons lemon zest or orange zest

Instructions

  1. Combine cashews, agave, extracts, and sea salt in a food processor. While machine is running, gradually add water in. Pulse in spurts - scraping down sides with a spatula. Only add enough water to create a smooth creamy consistency. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. While waiting for the cashew cream to chill, slice dates lengthwise on one side to create a large opening.
  3. Fill each date with about a Tablespoon of cashew filling. Sprinkle lemon zest on top as a garnish. Serve and enjoy!