Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Date Nut Balls

Date Nut Balls

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From the kitchen of Dora Grimm

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2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) oleo or margarine
1 cup nuts
1 package (8 ounce) dates, chopped fine
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cereal such as Rice Krispies
coconut, nuts, powdered sugar in which to roll balls


  1. Beat eggs, add sugar and beat well, set aside.

  2. Melt oleo in saucepan or skillet.

  3. Pour in egg mixture and chopped dates.

  4. Stir and cook until mixture thickens and turns brown (3-5 minutes after mixture boils).

  5. Add vanilla.

  6. Remove from heat, add Rice Krispies and nuts. Cool slightly.

  7. Make into small balls or into two long rolls.

  8. Roll in coconut, nuts and powdered sugar.

  9. Place in refrigerator to harden.

If made into long rolls they will keep indefinitely and can be sliced as needed.


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jilliananger says:

We use gluten free Rice Krispies, so these are a completely GLUTEN FREE treat at our house. They're excellent, and sooo easy to make! I like to make logs, and I'll even snack on these rather than a granola bar. I have found using raw sugar I can cut back on the amount a bit. They've made their way to the annual Christmas "baking" list. :)

12/3/2015 11:33:11 AM

Moniqua says:

Absolutely delicious! My family loves the smell as this is being cooked and the taste is wonderful! This recipe is so easy to make! Try it and enjoy!

12/24/2012 9:55:41 PM

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