Easy Date Fingers Cookie Recipe

Dates and coconut
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 36 servings

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.

See Also
Date Squares with Oat Crust Recipe
Date Pinwheel Cookies​​

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 243
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Carbohydrates 28 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)