Date-Nut Sticks

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Servings: 45 sticks
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 12 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2   sticks butter
2   eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1   8-ounce box chopped dates
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups rice cereal (recommended Rice Crispies)
3 cups finely grated coconut





In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add eggs, sugar, and dates. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, nuts, and Rice Crispies. Cool and shape into finger-sized sticks. Roll in coconut.

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I have a question regarding your recipe for "Date Nut Sticks". It's one of my favorite Christmas recipes but I have a question. What's the secret to getting the coconut to stick to the Date Nut Sticks. I've tried doing it when the sticks are still warm and I've tried waiting until they are cool and I cannot get the coconut to stick. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

By Janice Slayton on January 06, 2012

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