|Cream cheese||8 Ounce, softened to room temperature|
|Mayonnaise||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Chopped pecans||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Green olives||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped or sliced, drain and reserve the juice|
|Olive juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Ground black pepper||1 Dash|
|Whole grain bread slices||8 (Adjust Quantity As Needed For Sandwiches)|
In a large mixing bowl, combine 8 oz. cream cheese, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1 cup chopped or sliced salad olives, 2 tablespoons olive juice, and a dash of black pepper. Combine thoroughly. Spread the olive-pecan mixture on one slice of whole grain bread and top it with another slice. Now, use a knife to trim the crusts off all four edges and cut horizontally and then vertically to form four identical pieces. Continue to form these finger sandwiches until you have used up your olive-pecan spread. Place the finger sandwiches artistically on a serving dish, and serve as finger food. Note: This spread may be used for full-sized sandwiches or as a dip with crackers. It is best if it is allowed to chill in the refrigerator overnight or longer to let the flavors mingle and for the spread to set up. These are gorgeous, tasty sandwiches for your guests!!!