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Mrs. Kern's Date Balls

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“As a child, my parents traveled quite a bit and a retired couple (Mr. and Mrs. Kern) would stay with us kids. I'm sure keeping 4 kids busy wasn't easy, and Mrs. Kern would make these no-bake treats for us. It's a simple-to-prepare recipe, one that Mrs. Kern allowed us to help make — we were in charge of rolling the date balls in coconut.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a a saucepan. Add sugar, dates, and egg. Cook 10 minutes over low-medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Cool 5 minutes.
  3. Put rice krispies in a large bowl, and pour butter/sugar mixture over cereal. Cool slightly (enough so you don't burn your fingers shaping shaping cookies).
  4. Shape into 1" balls or small logs. Roll in coconut, powdered sugar, or nuts.
  5. Place on waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate until firm.

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