By Gemalli Austin, DrPH, RD

Inspired by the Total Vegetarian Cookbook by Barbara Watson.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
30 min 2 hours 2 ½ hours 30



  1. Heat dates and water in a saucepan until dates are soft.  Place in a blender with honey, cashews, vanilla, maple syrup, molasses, and salt.  Blend until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and pour in the blended mixture.  Mix well, using your hands if needed.
  3. Spread out on two large cookie sheets
  4. Bake in oven for 2 hours at 225 degrees, stirring every 30 minutes.