2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
1 1/2 cups walnuts
Put dates in a glass bowl, and cover with water. Soak uncovered at room temperature for 2-3 hours. Drain. Use your hands to press out any excess liquid remaining in dates. Place walnuts in a food processor or blender for about 15 seconds. Add dates, and process another 15 seconds or until smooth (less time if you prefer a nutty texture). Serve at room temperature or place in refrigerator until chilled.
Yield: 24 servings (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
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