A crunchy confection with a great date taste.
These are really yummy - keep them in the fridge and you have a lovely chewy, crispy ball to bite into. We love dates so they went down a treat - more like sweets than anything else. Think I might make them as a tray bake next time though as rolling the mixture into balls was quite messy. - 17 May 2016
I've been making these for years and they are always a huge hit. DO NOT boil longer than 3 minutes or it will turn into a crumbly mess that won't roll together. - 09 Feb 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These are a really nice holiday treat although you can enjoy it any time you choose. I've made this recipe for years, but the difference is that I use 1 cup sugar, 1 cup chopped dates, 1 egg, 1 stick of margarine, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 1/2 cups rice krispies, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. As I form the balls I roll it in coconut. If the mixture is too hot, the balls will not form correctly and if it is too cool the coconut won't stick like it should. The mixture should be cool enough to handle. - 05 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)