- 100g cashew nuts*
- 5 dates, pitted
- 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
*Almost any nut works well. Use what you’ve got or what you love.
15 mins (prep, plus overnight soaking)
1. Put the cashews, dates and a pinch of salt in a big jam jar. Fill with water till they’re covered. Twist on the lid. Soak overnight or for at least 2 hrs.
2. Drain the water. Blitz or pound the cashews and dates in a food processor, blender or pestle and mortar to a smoothish paste. Blend in the remaining ingredients. Taste. Whizz in more cocoa powder for chocolateyness, or more dates for sweetness.
3. Keeps at room temp for a day or two or in the fridge for a week.