No bake date balls

    No bake date balls

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    25min


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    About this recipe: Call these sweet, fruity morsels date truffles! They're a festive alternative to chocolate at Christmastime and can be made well in advance for unexpected guests. They freeze well and keep for weeks in the fridge.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 30g (1 oz) butter
    • 275g (10 oz) dates, pitted and chopped
    • 125g (4¼ oz) icing sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 75g (3 oz) crisped rice cereal
    • 50g (2 oz) chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 150g (5 oz) desiccated coconut

    Method
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Using a double boiler, heat butter, chopped dates, icing sugar, eggs and salt. Stir constantly until very thick, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
    2. Add crisp rice cereal, chopped walnuts and vanilla. Mix well and form into small balls. Roll in coconut. Keep refrigerated.

    Tip

    Instead of coconut, you could choose to roll these in icing sugar. And if you prefer a more aromatic take on this recipe, try adding up to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and a pinch of ground cloves.

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    Reviews (4)

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    This recipe was easy to make and was very delicious. Every one wanted the recipe. - 21 Jul 2008

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    I made these for my family at Christmas and they asked me to make them every year as a special treat. Delicious and freeze well too. - 21 Jul 2008

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    These have been in my family for years and we all (11 of us) love it. Easy to make and always a favourite at Christmas. - 21 Jul 2008

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