This is a delicious treat that I prepare every Christmas to include in my candy assortments that I give as gifts. They're absolutely delicious and people are constantly asking for the recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the margarine, sugar, egg, and dates in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

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  • Combine the crispy rice cereal and the walnuts in a large bowl. Stir in the date mixture; mix well.

  • Working quickly, form the cereal and date mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in coconut. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Do not refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 16.7g 5% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 6.8mg 2% DV; sodium 51.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
simple and delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
simple and delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2018
delicious!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2014
These are excellent. My husband doesn't like dates and really liked them too. I did cut the sugar to a 1/2 cup as dates are sweet and may cut even more next time. I did use unsweetened coconut that's all I had and didn't miss the extra sweetness. I will be making again often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2018
Really good! I halved the recipe and got 17 balls. Next time I will use half the sugar as dates are really sweet already. Read More