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Coconut Date Balls

About this recipe: Not quite rum balls and not quite chocolate crackles, these chewy date delights have an underlying rice crunch. Quick and easy to make, they'll satisfy young and old.

Lana Enke

Ingredients
Serves: 24 

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 1 cup (155g) chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla essence
  • 20g butter
  • 3 cups rice bubbles, or puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup (90g) dessicated coconut

Directions
Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  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 the rice bubbles. Butter hands and roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls. Roll the balls in coconut. Serve.

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