Sugar-free Nutty Spread

A deliciously sugar-free, chocolatey treat, and if you freeze dollops of it in an ice cube tray it’s moreishly like fudge by Rachel de Thample

Sugar-free Nutty Spread
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Serves: Serves 4
 
Ingredients
  • 100g cashew nuts (soaked overnight)
  • 5 dates
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Put the cashews, dates and a pinch of salt in a large lidded jar.
  2. Fill with water till they’re covered. Cover.
  3. Soak overnight.
  4. Drain the water.
  5. Blitz or pound the cashews and dates in a food processor, blender or pestle and mortar to a smoothish paste.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients.
  7. Blend till smooth. Taste.
  8. Whizz in more cocoa powder to up the chocolate factor, or more dates for sweetness.
  9. Tweak spice or a add a little salt, if needed.
  10. Keep at room temperature for a day or two or pop in the fridge for up to a week.
Notes
Overnight soaking for best results

 

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