Date Nut Log

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
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


  • 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 14x3-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 384 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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