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Frances Van Vynckt, 78, combined dates, toasted rice cereal and coconut into an easy no-bake treat that won EatingWell's 2008 cookie contest.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2008


Recipe Summary

30 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine butter, sugar and dates in a large saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until the butter is melted, the sugar is no longer white and the dates are mostly melted, 8 to 15 minutes. The mixture should be a shiny, brown sticky mass. Remove from the heat.

  • Add salt, vanilla, cereal and coconut; stir well to combine.

  • When cool enough to handle, squeeze and roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until chilled.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Storage smarts: To extend the life of your baked goods, store them in an airtight container in a single layer or between layers of parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie
52 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 9.6g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 7.3g; fat 1.6g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 2.5mg; vitamin a iu 71.7IU; vitamin c 0.7mg; folate 12.4mcg; calcium 2.5mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 3.3mg; potassium 39.4mg; sodium 12.7mg.

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