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Date-Nut Sticks

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 45


  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (8 oz) box dates, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 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 crispy rice cereal. Cool and shape into finger-sized sticks. Roll in coconut. Makes about 45 sticks

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