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Coconut Date Balls

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"A crunchy cookie or candy with a great date taste."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 87 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the eggs sugar and dates. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Mix in crispy rice cereal. Butter hands and roll the mixture into walnut sized balls. Roll the balls in coconut. Serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 87 calories; 1.8 g fat; 17.6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 17 mg cholesterol; 45 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've been making these for years and they are always a huge hit. DO NOT boil longer than 3 minutes or it will turn into a crumbly mess that won't roll together.

Most helpful critical review

These tasted good but they were extemely crunchy --- not at all what I expected. Extra crunch was not from the krispie cereal, either; I thought of that already :) I'll make these again but I wi...

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I've been making these for years and they are always a huge hit. DO NOT boil longer than 3 minutes or it will turn into a crumbly mess that won't roll together.

These are a really nice holiday treat although you can enjoy it any time you choose. I've made this recipe for years, but the difference is that I use 1 cup sugar, 1 cup chopped dates, 1 egg, 1...

a really classy take on a rice crispie treat! Loved these. I found that I was not making any headway with the double boiler so just poured the mixture into a teflon coated pan and heated on lo...

Love these! I make these every holiday season to add to my cookie platters. A few times I have "saved" a batch that was over-boiled and became crumbly by stirring in a couple teaspoons of very...

I loved these as a child but I have hated making them as an adult because of the sticky mess when rolling them into balls. So last year, instead of rolling them, I pressed the mixture into a gre...

These are exactly like what my mom used to make when I was a child. We mixed it up and rolled some in powdered sugar and chocolate coated some as well. I crave these every year.

I've made SIX batches of these for various friends/family/functions so far this winter, and they've been a huge hit! They're a little sweet for my taste, but I tried making them with less sugar...

Very, very sweet! Also very messy to roll into balls. If you cook the mixture on high heat, you'll scramble the eggs, so make sure you watch it and stir constantly. Very tasty treat, especial...

My mom has been making a recipe similar to this for years at X-mas time. Only real difference is she adds ground pecans to the recipe when you add the rice krispies. The only thing I hate about ...