Buttery Date Cherry Slices Recipe


Preparation Time45 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group,


 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Chopped dates1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Milk1 Tablespoon
 Egg1 , beaten
 Crisp rice cereal3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Chopped nuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Maraschino cherries6 Ounce, drained, chopped (1 Jar)
 Flaked coconut1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3441 Calories from Fat 1682

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 192 g294.6%

Saturated Fat 114.9 g574.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 454.9 mg

Sodium 790.2 mg32.9%

Total Carbohydrates 431 g143.5%

Dietary Fiber 39 g155.9%

Sugars 343.2 g

Protein 37 g73.4%

Vitamin A 82.6% Vitamin C 39.8%

Calcium 36% Iron 63%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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.

15) Serve chilled.