Joni's Holiday Date Nut Logs

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"This recipe is from my sister. Our family requests them every holiday season, and it wouldn't be Christmas without them! They are a great addition to your cookie trays and cookie tins to give as gifts to your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family. I hope you will try them, as they truly are fantastic! Word of warning::: These go fast, so make plenty!!! To avoid burning my hands from the hot mixture, I pick up the mixture with a piece of saran wrap, then squeeze it together with my hands and form the log, then roll the log in the coconut. Works great."

Original is 20-24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (57.5 g)
  • Calories 215.5
  • Total Fat - 10.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 22.6 mg
  • Sodium - 68 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 25.1 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Calcium - 16.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put butter, sugar, dates, and eggs in a heavy bottomed pan. Bring to boil over medium heat, and stir. When it starts to boil, stir constantly (about 10 minutes) until the liquid starts pulling away from the sides of the pan while you are stirring it, then remove from heat.

Step 2

Add vanilla, walnuts and Rice Krispies, and mix in well.

Step 3

Butter your hands and put enough mixture in the palm of your hand (about 2 T.). Roll into logs with your hands.The logs should be about 3 inch long by 1/2 inch wide. (The mixture will be hot, so be careful and work quickly).

Step 4

Roll each log in flaked coconut and place on waxed paper until completely cool. Store in a plastic container with cover.


No special items needed.

6 Reviews


Made these last holiday and will make them again. Just getting back with review. They are so delicious and my kids and grandkids loved them!


review by:
(3 Dec 2015)


I made them for Christmas and my family demands that I make them from now on, so they will be made frequently!


review by:
(31 Jan 2014)


I had some dates and nuts left over so I whipped up a batch of these. They are moreish! Once you have one, the more you want!


review by:
(30 Dec 2013)


These are so delicious and we loved them! They are easy, though you better watch out you don't burn your fingers while rolling them. Follow Linda's instructions on what to do and don't try to just roll them with your fingers. These were loved by everybody who I gave them to and I got lots of phone calls asking for the recipe! A new favorite and we will have them every holiday from now on!


(28 Dec 2013)


Oh I can see why these can be addicting! I made mine into balls as it was faster and easier for me. I got 42 balls from your recipe. These are going into my parcels to my daughters for Christmas. Thank you Linda for another keeper recipe!


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(21 Dec 2013)


These are delicious and addicting, I can't stop nibbling at them. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.


review by:
(13 Dec 2012)

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