Rice Krispie Date Balls

This is an absolutely tasty treat that comes together in an instant - butter, sugar and dates are melted to a goo and in go some nuts and rice krispies... Once cooled, these are rolled into delicious morsels. Will be great to pack as a dessert for kids' lunchboxes or to serve as an after school snack . This is also a recipe that can be made with your kids (you can enlist their help to roll it into small balls once it has cooled down a bit). These tasted awesome when slightly warm and when cooled they become a bit chewy, but remain tasty.


Ingredients: (makes 15 one inch balls)
Rice Krispies cereal - 1.25 cups
Dates - 3 to 4 oz, pitted and chopped
Sugar - half cup or slightly lesser if the dates are very sweet
Butter - 3 tbsp
Walnuts - 2 tbsp, chopped (you could add more, or even substitute with other nuts) - optional

1) In a saucepan, melt together the butter and sugar on a low-medium flame. Then add the finely chopped dates and continue to stir and cook until the dates melt into the butter, sugar mixture and it's a brown gooey mix (about 7 to 9 minutes)

2) Add the chopped walnuts (if using), followed by the rice krispies and stir until well coated and mixed.

3) Pour out onto a pan/plate and allow to cool just until you can touch/handle it without burning yourself. Roll into balls and the yummy snack is ready.

Isn't that easy?


  1. Feel like munching some rite now..delicious!

  2. Super easy and tasty snack. Looks very yum.

  3. Wow luv both rice crispies and dates...will try sometime. Looks very tempting

  4. Easy and yummy snack...perfect!!

  5. Good twist to use rice krispies cereal.. looks very tasty..

  6. looks very tempting and yummy.you have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

  7. Wow a pori urrundai took a heathy twist! Good recipe!

  8. I have never really liked dates that lot. But I think this is going to be nice.

  9. Totally new kind of recipe! Superb!

  10. Very new and creative recipe.Very healthy way of including dates in that

  11. First time here, love your space. The balls look so tempting.


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