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Date Nut Balls

This is a mid century cookie my Aunt Olga made for us. It’s one of my favs and requires no baking! Only a little stove top simmering! I usually double this recipe

I bought the “holiday” Rice Krispies this time! My preference is plain Rice Krispies


1 egg

1 stick butter

1 cup brown sugar

8 oz dates, pitted and chopped

2 cups Rice Krispies

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1 cup granulated sugar for rolling


1. In a small bowl beat 1 egg till thick and lemony

2. In a medium saucepan melt butter
3. Whisk in dark brown sugar 

4. Add beaten egg and beat again with an electric hand beater until thick and combined

5. Stir in 8 ounces chopped dates. Bring to a boil. Then simmer 4-8 minutes or until thick, whisking or stirring often.

6. Cool 5-10 minutes

7. In a large bowl combine:
2 cups Rice Krispies
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

8. Add date mixture to Rice Krispie mix and stir with a large spoon

9. Form into small balls and roll in granulated sugar. I like one or two bite size cookies. Place balls on a wax paper covered tray to completely cool and harden




One response »

  1. Margaret L Finger

    I remember these! Yum!


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