Coconut Date Balls

A vintage recipe.
-- Serves
SKILL LEVEL 5 dozen balls
6 tablespoons butter OR margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons Crown® Lily White® Corn Syrup
1-1/2 cups chopped dates
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
2-1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
1-1/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut

Stir butter, sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup and dates in a large saucepan over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat; stir in egg. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes, until mixture is thick. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and nuts. Gently stir in cereal until well coated. Cool 5 minutes.

Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Spread coconut evenly on waxed paper.

Drop date mixture by teaspoonfuls onto coconut. Shape teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls, rolling to coat with coconut. Chill 1 hour or until firm, if desired. Store in airtight container.

Total Time
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour (optional)
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