Date Finger Cookies

Plate of date finger cookies

Diana Rattray

  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 36 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
243 Calories
15g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2g
Calcium 17mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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 (8-ounce) package dates (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 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. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a saucepan, combine the dates, sugar, pecans, butter, and egg; cook over medium heat, stirring, until bubbly.

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  3. Cook over low heat, constantly stirring, for about 6 minutes.

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

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  5. Cool the mixture.

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  6. Keeping hands moistened with cold water, shape the cooled date mixture into finger shapes.

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  7. Roll the fingers in coconut.

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  8. Serve and enjoy!

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