Date-Nut Sticks

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 45 sticks
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1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

2 large eggs, beaten

2 cups sugar

8 ounces chopped dates

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans

1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal (recommended: Rice Krispies)

3 cups finely grated coconut


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the eggs, sugar, and dates. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, pecans, and cereal. Cool and shape into finger-sized sticks. Roll the sticks in coconut.