Easy Date Fingers Cookie Recipe

Dates and coconut
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 36 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
243 Calories
15g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy date finger cookies are made with rice cereal, butter, chopped nuts, and other ingredients. These are similar to the popular date skillet cookies.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) dates (chopped )
  • 3/4 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon​ vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 3/4 to 1 cup flaked coconut

Steps to Make It

  1. In a saucepan combine the dates, sugar, pecans, butter, and egg; cook over medium heat, stirring, until bubbly. Cook over low heat, constantly stirring, for about 6 minutes.

  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the salt, vanilla, and cereal.

  3. Cool the mixture.

  4. Keeping hands moistened with cold water, shape the cooled date mixture into fingers; roll in coconut.