Peanut Butter Fingers with Dates and Walnuts Recipe

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This recipe was packed away in my recipe box for years—the first time I made it, it won grand prize in a holiday cooking contest! I can still remember the first chocolate treat I made—fudge that was quite grainy, but Dad managed to eat it and tell me how good it was.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:24-30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24-30 servings


  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 cups ground pitted dates
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Place peanut butter, dates, sugar, walnuts and butter in a large bowl; mix well. Shape into "fingers" and place on baking sheets; freeze until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave. Insert a toothpick into each end of a frozen finger and dip into chocolate. Set on waxed paper to harden. Keep refrigerated. Yield: 4-5 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Fingers in Sweet and Scrumptious Chocolate 1994, p18

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