Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A West Virginia, USA Favorite. Easy to make. Done on the stove top. No baking needed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan over low heat melt butter; add sugar, eggs and dates.
  2. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thick.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla; add Rice Krispies and nuts.
  4. Shape into small balls and roll in coconut.
  5. Cool.
Most Helpful

Outstanding. This tasty recipe has turned me into a date and coconut lover. I had this type of cookie before and I didn't know what it was;did a search on the zaar and lo and behold the answer to my prayers your recipe. Thanks a sweet bunch!

Beeks January 03, 2008

My mother-in-law gave me this exact recipe except she rolled the balls in powdered sugar. I just wanted to post this in case someone doesn't like coconut.

BethHallKelley November 30, 2006

One of my favourite recipes for Christmas! I sometimes add 1/2 pkg marshmallows, craisins or raisins to the mix, increases the amount of cookies it makes and adds more fruit flavour. Easy and excellent!

skunk galloway November 29, 2005