Date Nut Balls

December 03 00:00 2002 Print This Article
Date Nut Balls

Makes 30 cookies

These are delicious no-bake cookies that use Rice Krispies cereal for a crunchy partner to dates and walnuts. This recipe can be easily doubled. Make a double batch, and share some with your Secret Santa.


  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, melt butter. Add sugar, vanilla, egg, and dates. Stir constantly 3 to 4 minutes or until egg is cooked and mixture is slightly thickened.
  2. Remove pan from the heat. Stir in puffed rice cereal and walnuts. Mix until well blended. Set aside to cool.
  3. When cool, roll into 1-inch balls. If dough is sticky, dip fingers in water and then roll. Place cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate until serving. Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Source: Sweet Maria’s Cookie Jar

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