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Date-Nut Logs

No recipe image available.A date and nut confection that requires no cooking and makes a nice addition to a holiday dessert platter.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) box vanilla flavored wafers (such as Nabisco's Nilla Wafers)
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1 (8-ounce) box pitted dates, chopped
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Powdered sugar, finely chopped nuts or shredded coconut for rolling (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Crush vanilla wafers and place in large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the cherries, dates and nuts, mixing well.
  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk, mixing in well so that all ingredients are moistened.
  4. Let mixture set for about 30 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into four parts (or desired amount) and shape into logs.
  6. Roll logs in powdered sugar, finely chopped nuts or shredded coconut, if desired, and wrap tightly in waxed paper. Refrigerate logs until set.
  7. When ready, slice and serve.

Makes 4 logs.