2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Date Balls


1 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Cut Up Dates
2 eggs, beaten
5 Cups Rice Cereal
Coconut and or Chopped nuts


In a heavy pan or skillet, melt the dates and butter. Add sugar. Take from heat and slowly add the eggs, a little at a time. Cook slowly for 3 minutes. Pour over the rice cereal, stirring until the cereal is coated. With buttered hands, make the mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in either coconut or finely chopped nuts. Cool on waxed paper. Store in a cool place.

These are gluten free. These look really cute if placed in tiny mini muffin papers. A great addition to any cookie tray.

Sandy Wilson

My Grandma, Delores Jenkins, always made these and they are a family favorite.