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Crispy Date Balls are a holiday staple and so easy to make! Filled with sweet and chewy dates, pecans, Rice Krispies and then rolled in toasted coconut. Your family is sure to love these easy no bake holiday treats. 

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How to make Crispy Date Balls with Coconut

Date Balls

Dates have always been one of my favorites for holiday treats, like my White Chocolate Date Bars. They remind me of a bakery cookie bar that I used to love when I was growing up. I’ve also had my eye on these No Bake Dessert Bars with Dates, Honey & Nuts.

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I was thumbing through my mother in law’s Progressive Farmer cookbook and found this recipe. I made a few adjustments and totally fell in love. A classic holiday treat to add to your holiday plans!

 

Date Balls with toasted coconut

How to Make Date Balls:

making easy date balls

  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
  •  Add sugar and egg and mix until combined. 
  • Stir in chopped dates.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, 10 minutes. 

 mixture for crispy date balls

  • Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies and chopped pecans. 

rolling date balls in toasted coconut

  • Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in toasted coconut. 
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. 

For full printable recipe, scroll to the bottom. 

How to Store Date Balls:

Keep Date Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be served chilled or at room temperature. 

How Long will Date Balls Keep:

Date Balls can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Making these perfect to make ahead of your holiday celebrations or to have on hand for guests. 

You might know these as coconut date balls or Rice Krispie Date Balls, whatever you call them, they are delicious! I will be adding these to my must- have Christmas desserts. 

How to store Date Balls

I love making lots of sweets for Christmas to share with my family and neighbors and on occasion I get some of them shipped to my family that live in other states. 

Some of my favorite Christmas desserts to bake and share are Best Ever Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chip Biscotti, Cranberry Pecan Biscotti, this Christmas Snack and these easy Date Balls. 

Easy Coconut Date Balls

It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by the stress of the holiday season. I always have bigger ideas than I can actually accomplish. 

I love simple treats like these easy Date Balls to have something homemade on hand for last minute gatherings or to give as a hostess gift for holiday parties. 

No Bake Date Balls

Date Balls are easy to make and can be made in less than 30 minutes. If you can get the kids helping you make the balls or rolling in the coconut, even faster. 

I’m not the most patient with my kids in the kitchen but we always make time to bake something for Christmas. Decorating cookies or making a gingerbread house and these easy coconut Date Balls are perfect to make with the kids.

No matter how hectic it gets, it’s so important to make time with your family. You won’t 

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 Handy tools for making Date Balls:

  • I love this heavy saucepan for making holiday candy, I’ve had mine for about 20 years and it’s one of my favorites. 
  • You can never have too many wooden or bamboo spoons and they are the handiest for making candy. This is my favorite set and makes a great gift too!
  • I am relatively new to using parchment paper but I don’t know how I ever got along with out it!
  • Love these bags for my holiday goodie baskets and they work great for these date balls!

Coconut Crispy Date Balls

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Easy No Bake Crispy Date Balls with toasted coconut

Yield: 42 balls

Date Balls

No Bake Date Balls

Crispy Date Balls are a holiday staple and so easy to make! Filled with sweet and chewy dates, pecans, Rice Krispies and then rolled in toasted coconut. Your family is sure to love these easy no bake holiday treats. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz chopped dates
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup toasted coconut

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
  •  Add sugar and egg and mix until combined. 
  • Stir in dates.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, 10 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies and chopped pecans. 
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in toasted coconut. 
  • Keep refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to serve. 

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Crispy Date Balls are a holiday staple and so easy to make! Filled with sweet and chewy dates, pecans, Rice Krispies and then rolled in toasted coconut. Your family is sure to love these easy no bake holiday treats.

 

 

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