Adventure Cookies

This is another recipe that mom made for us frequently, especially in the summer, because they are a 'no-bake' cookie and freeze well. We'd eat them straight out of the freezer and, man, were they good!

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
48 cookies


  • 1 cup chopped dates

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 stick butter

  • 1 egg, well beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies®)

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 (14 ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut (such as Bakers® Angel Flake®)


  1. Combine dates, sugar, milk, and butter in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until thick, 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Add egg, vanilla extract, and salt to the date mixture; stir to combine. Add crispy rice cereal and walnuts and mix very well.

  3. Pour coconut into a shallow bowl. Shape the date mixture into balls and roll in the coconut.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

89 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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