Cornflake/Date Slab

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Chef Aglow

I have been making this recipe since 1982! Super easy to make - it can almost be made as visitors drive in if you have pre-chopped dates in the pantry.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

This was one of a handful of cookie recipe I made for my part in a park-wide cookie sale to raise a little money to buy additional books for our small library! Used my usual Medjool dates (those very tasty, large & moist ones) & the cookies came together in fine shape! Kept 'em that way in an ice chest until they were sold! Having taste-tested one, I now want to make a batch just for ourselves here at home! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 ounces chopped dates
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • 4 tablespoons desiccated coconut


  1. Lightly grease a swiss roll pan and place a thin layer of coconut on the bottom.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix, melt and mash together the sugar, dates and butter.
  3. Add the cornflakes and mix well.
  4. Place the above filling into the tin and press lightly, with a fork, onto the layer of coconut.
  5. Sprinkle a further layer of coconut onto the filling and lightly press down.
  6. This is best cut into pieces when it is still luke warm.
  7. Keep in the 'fridge or in the freezer.

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