Coconut Date Balls

    (65)
    10 mins

    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.


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    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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    Reviews in English (58)

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    58

    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.  -  09 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    27

    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 stick of margarine, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 1/2 cups rice krispies, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. As I form the balls I roll it in coconut. If the mixture is too hot, the balls will not form correctly and if it is too cool the coconut won't stick like it should. The mixture should be cool enough to handle.  -  05 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    27

    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 low til it boiled, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Nice and soft and found that you don't have to work quickly with these when attempting to roll, as the mixture stays nice and soft and pliable. Rolled in toasted coconut/chopped pecan mixture. I used mahjool dates and hand chopped into large bits. I found that the dates blended into the egg mixture and were not whole chopped in the cookie. That is a great thing for those that stick up their noses at dates. It more or less added a bit of a nutty taste to the mixture. Presents beautifully for the holiday trays, as well. thanks for this wonderful non-chocolate addition to a holiday tray!  -  20 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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