These no-bake saucepan cookies are loaded with dates, crispy rice cereal and pecans.
Powdered sugar or flaked coconut
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup chopped dates
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 cups crisped rice cereal
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sprinkle powdered sugar or coconut evenly onto a parchment or wax paper-lined 15x10x1-inch pan. Set aside.
- Combine sugar and eggs in a large saucepan; stir well. Add dates and butter; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in cereal, pecans and vanilla, mixing well.
- Spread cereal mixture evenly onto prepared pan. Let stand for 15 minutes, then roll the mixture into a 15-inch log, beginning at long side. Let cool completely. Cut into 1/2-inch thick slices.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.