Grandmother's Date Fingers

Courtesy of Catherine. Chet, these were the cookies my grandmother used to make and now we make them as a family tradition.


1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup finely chopped dates
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts: pecans or walnuts
1 beaten egg

1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal

3/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup choppped nuts


Melt butter and next four ingredients. Cook 10 minutes over low heat, stirring so it does not scorch.

Remove from heat and add vanilla and then pour over the Rice Krispie cereal.

Mix well. Let cool a little until you can handle the temperature. Grease hands with butter and shape into fingers or balls the size of walnuts and roll in mixture of the coconut and chopped nuts.

Place on sheet of waxed paper, refrigerate for 1 hour and store in sealed tin. Makes about 3 dozen walnut size fingers or balls Keeps well. I store in refrigerator until serving and let come to room temperature a little bit. Enjoy!

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