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Date Nut Log Recipe

Date Nut Log Recipe

My mother served this dessert one year after a big holiday meal. We all thought it was delicious. Since then I've made it for various clubs that meet with dessert on their minds! -Carla Hodenfield, Ray, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, divided
  • 24 large marshmallows, snipped
  • 8 ounces dates, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • 1. In a bowl, combine 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, dates and walnuts. Stir in cream; mix thoroughly. Shape into a 14-in. x 3-in. log. Roll in remaining crumbs.
  • 2. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight. Slice; garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 384 calories, 23 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.