Cashew Date Butter Recipe

Looking for a tasty spread that is creamy and sweet? This cashew date butter is a good balance of creaminess from the cashews and sweetness from the dates that can be adjusted to meet your sweet preference. 


  • 1 cup of raw cashews
  • 12 whole medjool dates
  • 1 1/4 cup water, plus additional for soaking cashews



  1. Soak cashews for 5-8 hours (or overnight) in the refrigerator by placing cashews in a bowl and covering with water.
  2. When cashews are ready, drain off excess liquid.
  3. Boil 1 1/4 cup water (or heat ~ 2 minutes in microwave) to soak medjool dates.
  4. In a blender, combine drained cashews, medjool dates, and 1 cup of water that the dates soaked in. The warm water helps with the blending. 
  5. Start by pulsing slowly and scrap sides as needed. To reach desired consistency, the reserved 1/4 cup of heated water can be added. 
  6. Enjoy hot or cold with crackers, fruit (apple slices), veggie sticks (celery, carrots), or on ice cream or added to milkshakes/
  7. Store in airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.