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Date Nut Fingers Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Janelle Zurek
Added: Monday, August 29, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 stick margarine
1 c. sugar
8 oz dates

1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. Rice Krispies
1 c. chopped nuts
Powdered sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Cook margarine, sugar, dates on the stove top over medium-high heat for 7 minutes, stirring continuously. Dates should be melted after 7 minutes.

Add vanilla, Rice Krispies and nuts.

Form into "fingers" 2 inches long and at most 1 inch in diameter. (Depending on the size of your hands, about the diameter of your index finger but probably not as long.) Form into fingers while still warm. Butter your hands to make the mixture easier to work with.

After fingers have cooled, drop in baggie with powdered sugar.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3-4 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a Zurek family Christmas tradition. Even if dates aren't your thing, you might like these.

Note - It makes 3-4 dozen. If you double the recipe you'll be eating these or giving them away for awhile.

 

 

 

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