Date Balls

I used to make these at home for the “Christmas dainty tray”. They’re attractive and they’re yummy too!

Date Balls
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Cooked date mixture with Rice Krispies cereal, rolled in balls and covered in coconut.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 36
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup coconut
  1. Mix together in a heavy pot the egg, butter, brown sugar and dates.
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Stir in Rice Krispies.
  5. Roll mixture into small balls and roll in coconut.


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