By the Gracious Vegan
With no added sugars or fats, this dip has an indulgent flavor that's addicting. You might want to use it on lots more than fruit slices--toast, cake, ice cream, rice cakes... With a nice assortment of fruit it would make a healthy but very satisfying dessert.
Makes about 1 + 1/3 cup
Add dates, walnuts, and water to the pitcher of a high-speed blender. If you have time, let them sit for 10-30 minutes to soften.
6 ounces dates, pitted and halved
3/8 cup walnuts
5/8 cup hot water
Add the vanilla and cinnamon, if using. Puree on high speed until completely smooth, a minute or two. Add more water, a tablespoon at a time, if needed to keep things moving.
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
Nutrition: Whole-food unprocessed; WFPBNO
Timing: 15 minutes (including 10 minutes soaking time)