Chewy Coconut Date Delights

    10 minutes

    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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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (155g) chopped dates
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 20g butter
    • 3 cups Rice Bubbles(TM)
    • 1 cup (90g) dessicated coconut

    Preparation: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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    These are beautiful! I used only 1/3 cup sugar and they were still very sweet. My family loved them and asked for more, will be making again soon!  -  18 Jan 2012


    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 USA and Canada)


    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 USA and Canada)