Date-Nut Cream Cheese

Date-Nut Cream Cheese | ChopChop

Description

This spread makes a delicious and nutritious filling for anything from a sandwich to a celery stick. For a different taste, skip the cream cheese and stir the ingredients into peanut or almond butter. Yum! 

Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Makes: 3 to 4 Servings (2/3 cup)

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring cup
Measuring spoon
Sharp Knife (adult needed) or scissors
Fork
Mixing bowl
Cutting board

Ingredients

7  
dates or ¼ cup raisins, 
dried cranberries, 
or currants
4 ounces
cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
1 tablespoon
buttermilk, low-fat yogurt or milk
1⁄4 cup
chopped toasted walnuts

Instructions

Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Pit and chop the dates (if you use dates). If you like, you can cut them up with a clean pair of scissors instead of a knife!
  2. Put the cream cheese and buttermilk in a bowl and using a fork, mash until it is smooth.
  3. Add the dates (or dried fruit) and walnuts and mash until it is all combined.
  4. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.