Buttery Date Cherry Slices

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Dec. 13, 2011

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
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3441Calories from Fat 1682

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 192 g295.4%

Saturated Fat 114 g570%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 790 mg32.92%

Total Carbohydrates 431 g143.7%

Dietary Fiber 39 g156%

Sugars 343 g

Protein 37 g74%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet