Total Time
10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Another recipe that I collected when I was in high school. I usually make these at Christmas time because they are very easy and different from many cookies. I don't think anyone has ever guessed that they contain dates.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) packagechopped dates
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • coconut

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, boil butter, sugar, and chopped dates over medium heat for 3 minutes; stirring constantly to bring the 3 ingredients into one thick brown mixture.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Fold in rice krispies, nuts, and vanilla; blend well.
  4. Cool slightly.
  5. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls; roll in coconut to coat evenly.
  6. Cool completely before storing in container with lid.

Reviews

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I followed the recipe but when I tried to roll them into balls I had to squeeze so hard the butter dripped out, then when I started rolling them in the coconut they fell apart. They taste good but I wouldn't try them again.

birdie45678 December 16, 2004

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