Date and Cherry Balls

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Recipe: #7835

October 29, 2011

"This is a recipe I found on a box of Rice Krispies years ago. I make every year to add to my Xmas treats tray. These freeze well, just add a sheet of wax paper in between the cookie layers so they will not stick together. These can easily be made gluten free by using gluten free rice crisps cereal."

Original is 48 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (10.5 g)
  • Calories 34.4
  • Total Fat - 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.4 mg
  • Sodium - 11.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 0.2 g
  • Calcium - 3.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine butter, sugar, cherries and dates.

Step 2

Cook on medium heat until soft, stirring constantly.

Step 3

Cool until lukewarm; stir in rice krispies.

Step 4

Shape into bite sized balls and roll in coconut.

Step 5

Store in a sealed container.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Thank you for sharing this quick and easy to make treat. We enjoyed these festive balls very much. The date, cherries and coconut work well together. Made for Sweet December 2014.


review by:
(24 Dec 2014)

Daily Inspiration

I just love dates and cherries so I knew this would be a keeper for my Christmas goodie list. I elected to make these into squares vs. balls and they turned out great. Nancy : )


(22 Dec 2014)


Very good. I used a few more cherries though because I just love cherries. Thank you.


review by:
(13 Feb 2014)


A great treat that goes together in no time and Bea's right...great to make ahead for freezing and then pulling out for last minute goodie trays. Tasty little delights. I also like her recipe for the date/walnut balls as well.


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(29 Nov 2011)

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