Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse to combine. Do not over pulse as you want the cashews to stay a little chunky. I suggest a little under 1/2 a cup of Olive Oil but just play with this amount to get your desired consistency.
Garlic clove is optional if you don't like the flavour of Garlic.
*Vegan and Gluten Free
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1 cup raw Cashews - soaked for at least 5 hours
3/4 cup dates - soaked in boiling water for 30 minutes
1/2 cup coconut (desiccated) plus extra for coating
1/2 cup almond flour (may need more depending on how much juice you get from the lemon)
1 lemon - finely grate the rind into the mix and squeeze the juice in
Place the soaked cashews into a blender and blitz then add the flour, soaked dates and blitz again until well blended.
Add lemon zest and juice and blitz again
Put mix into a small bowl and add the coconut and almond flour mixing well with hands until a dough forms.