Date Coconut Balls2012-08-18
Traditionally date balls are made very simply. They take a package of dates and roll them into balls. They then stuff each one with a whole almond and then roll in coconut or pistachios.
These date balls are very delicious and so easy to make. Why are they non-traditional? Because I use Rice Crispies. If you do not have Rice Crispies you can fry up some basmati rice. Just heat some oil real hot and add in a few pieces of rice at a time.
- 1 7.5 oz. Package of dates, finely chopped,
- 1/4 lb. butter,
- 1 egg beaten slightly with fork,
- 1 bag fine coconut,
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
- 1 cup sugar,
- 2 cup rice crisps cereal
In a large pot, combine dates, butter, sugar and egg. Bring to a boil stirring constantly until dates melted. Add vanilla and cereal and roll into small balls and then roll them in coconut. Place in refrigerator until molded.