Submitted by Jody Quittmeyer
8 oz. box chopped dates (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
3 cups rice, corn, wheat or bran flake cereal, crushed
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Combine dates and water in a small pan, bring to a boil, cover and simmer until very soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in nuts and crushed cereal flakes. Set aside to cool.
On a baking sheet or tray, sprinkle half the coconut to form a square about 10"x12". Spoon date mixture on top, then sprinkle remaining coconut on top. With a spatula, distribute date mixture evenly and press down firmly until it is about 1/2" thick. Refrigerate until firm, then cut into 1"x2" bars. Makes about 60 bars.