Date Coconut Balls | Pika Chakula

Date Coconut Balls

2012-08-18

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.

Ingredients:  

  • 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

Method:

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.

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by thexbox360player on Feb 5, 2013

    I made rice crispy treats and now the pan i used to melt the marshmallows is like cement. How do i clean it?

  2. posted by Hannah on Mar 17, 2013

    I want something simple and affordable, but not just your average chocolate chip cookie. Anything creative is great, but I want something that I can make easily and is affordable. Thanks!

  3. posted by homerliveshere on Mar 18, 2013

    i know you use one boiled potatoe and powder suger, and peanut butter

  4. posted by isk8at818 on Mar 18, 2013

    I have lost the recipe and can’t remember the quantities -
    the only ingredients are:
    butter (melt)
    add rice Krispies and chopped dates
    press into tin and cover in melted chocolate

    has anyone else made this?

    Many thanks

  5. posted by Salam on Mar 22, 2013

    I am looking for recipes that you personally make and like. One I have been looking for is called fingers of zainab. Any arabic recipes will do. please share
    Wow there are lots of good ones if anyone has anymore please share!
    Thanks

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