Peculiar looking flourless cookies. For rum-packed flavor try using 2 teaspoons rum extract in place of the vanilla.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter or margarine in heavy skillet. Add slightly beaten eggs. Stir in dates, sugar, salt and vanilla. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until thick and well blended.

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  • Have ready crisp rice cereal and chopped nuts in large bowl. Stir cooked mixture into them until coated.

  • Chill. Put by teaspoonful on cookie sheet. Chill again. When cold roll in crisp rice crumb and coconut mixture or powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts

61.9 calories; 0.7 g protein; 10.5 g carbohydrates; 10.3 mg cholesterol; 37.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2008
I have made these cookies every christmas for almost 20 years. I roll them in shredded coconut press a thumbprint in them to hold a slice of red and green candied cherry. They look very beautiful like that on the christmas cookie platter Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2004
These are pretty good if you use REAL rum. I tried with the rum extract and the vanilla extract but they tasted more like imitation flavorings. So I tried the recipe using Bacardi 151 Rum and they were exceptional!! I reccomend using REAL rum for a truely better tasting cookie!! Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2003
These are pretty good if you use REAL rum. I tried with the rum extract and the vanilla extract but they tasted more like imitation flavorings. So I tried the recipe using Bacardi 151 Rum and they were exceptional!! I reccomend using REAL rum for a truely better tasting cookie!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2008
I have made these cookies every christmas for almost 20 years. I roll them in shredded coconut press a thumbprint in them to hold a slice of red and green candied cherry. They look very beautiful like that on the christmas cookie platter Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2006
These are great. I combine the sugar and beaten eggs before adding them to the melted butter so the eggs don't 'fry'. Also I add the coconut to the mixture with the cereal and roll them in powdered sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2011
Very easy and very very good. My only problem with these is how sweet they are. (With the butter sugar and eggs they taste quite a bit like butter tarts and they're that sweet too.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2006
I remember making these as a child! I've looked for this recipe and could not find it thank you! These are delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2011
We wound up nicknaming these Crisp Rice Treats for Grown-Ups because of the wonderful rum flavor (used Captain Morgan) along with the texture we remember from childhood crisp rice treats. Delicious and a pretty big hit with our cookie share who liked the unusual treat. (didn't use the coconut) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2005
Very easy to make and quite tastey too! I took some to work and the girls loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2010
Great recipe - add a little more rice cereal(1/2 cup) added cut up cherries and used orange flavoring for a change from vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2009
Very good! I added 1/2 cup more walnuts in bigger pieces. I also added 2 tsp. vanilla and rum. Very good flavor! Read More
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