I made these because the recipe was "award winning" and the other comments said they were simple to make. And how can you go wrong with dates and coconut and butter? But this recipe has too much sugar (the dates & cereal are plenty sweet), and the results are unappealing both in taste and appearance (although mine did stay soft and chewy and not too hard as others here said). I put them on the Christmas cookie plates I gave to friends and family. All declared them OK, but not nearly up to the standards of the other cookies on the plate. Will definitely not make these again.
From EatingWell: November/December 2008
Frances Van Vynckt, 78, combined dates, toasted rice cereal and coconut into an easy no-bake treat that won EatingWell's 2008 cookie contest.
12 Reviews for Angel Delights
These were okay - included them in my holiday cookie baskets this year because I had some Rice Crispies that needed to be used up. They were easy and they are quite tasty (also quite sweet), but making them was kind of a hassle. You have to move super fast, because once the "dough" has cooled too much, they don't want to hold together anymore. I don't know that I would make them again, but they seemed to be enjoyed by those on the receiving end.
Really easy to make and taste just great. I used splenda instead of regular sugar. As for the comment of how to make them stay softer I would say eat them quicker.
I exchanged Rice crispies for corn flakes and alway use less butter than what is called for!!! Delicious!!!!
I really enjoy the flavour, but find these cookies really hard (as in rock hard) to bite into. Any tips for keeping them soft? (Softer?) Thanks!