Cashew Chia Date Roll

My local deli has these lovely dried fruit rolls that cost a whole bunch, look lovely and don’t have a whole lots of ingredients in them. So I decided to see if I could do a version. An easy snack, or pre-dinner nibble with some cheese.

Cashew Chia Date Roll

2 tbls chia

1 tbls water

100g raw cashews

150g dried dates

Combine the chia and water together , leave for 5 minutes to soak in. Blitz all ingredients up in a small hand held blender. (This was a bit of a pain as it kept sticking, but keep at it.)

Scoop the mixture on to some cling film and then roll it into a log shape. Store in the fridge, and slice as needed.

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32 thoughts on “Cashew Chia Date Roll

    • Helen you could try a couple of different things. If th dates are super dry, you could soak a for a little before hand with some boiling water. Not a lot, just enough get some moisture back in. You could also try, cooking them up in a pot with a little lemon juice. Add the chia, cook up for a couple of minutes, take off the heat and then add the cashews. I think that would work too.

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  1. I have some dried apricots and sliced blanched almonds that I’m going to do this with! Thanks for reminding me!
    This is a great snack and makes a wonderful filling for oatmeal cookies as well!

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  2. it reminds me of one of my favo Italian sweet treat, chocolate salami. only this is way more healthy. thank for stopping by. xxx

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    • Chocolate salami??… Now I’ve just visited my trusty friend google, and clearly I’ve been missing out. I think I definitely need to try making some of this good stuff! What a great idea for Christmas too- thanks Barbara 🙂

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  3. there’s a brain tease going on here with this sweet tasting salami..it’s one of those things where i would slice a little bit off..just to even the edges..many times over til it was all gone..

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  4. My first thought was … salami …., but I braved a second look and was glad I did. This is great stuff and I’m feeling really inspired now. These fruit and nut rolls would make great Christmas presents. My Aunt lives in Spain and occasionally I get a fig and almond round sent over which is pretty special. Am wondering what chia is, so just off to the internet to find out.

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