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Buttery Date Cherry Slices

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Crisp rice cereal 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Chopped nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Maraschino cherries 6 Ounce, drained, chopped (1 Jar)
  Flaked coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and add in the sugar and dates.
2) Gently cook, stirring often, till the mix boils well.
3) Boil for 5 minutes, the turn off the heat.
4) Cool for 5 minutes.
5) Add in milk and egg and gently cook, stirring constantly, till the mixture boil well.
6) Stirring continuously, allow to boil for 2 minutes.
7) Remove from the heat and stir in the cereal, nuts, vanilla and cherries.
8) Cover loosely and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, till mixture can be shaped.
9) Divide the mixture in to half.
10) On a waxed paper, shape each half into a 10x2-inch log.
11) Roll in coconut and coat well.
12) Wrap in plastic food wrap.
13) Refrigerate till firm (1 to 2 hours}.
14) Cut into 1/4-inch slices and keep chilled.

SERVING
15) Serve chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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