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  October 03, 2023

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Coconut Krispie Balls Recipe

Recipe: Coconut Krispie Balls Recipe
Category: Christmas Candy Recipes
Student Level: preschool, kindergarten, elementary


1 stick butter
1 C sugar
2 t salt
1 small egg
3/4 C pitted dates, chopped
2 C rice krispie cereal
1/2 C pecans, chopped fine
3 C coconut, flaked


  • Place the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Allow the butter to melt completely.
  • Pour in the sugar and sprinkle in the salt.
  • Add the egg.
  • Stirring continuously cook the mixture until it begins to thicken, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the dates.
  • Continue cooking 5 minutes, being sure to stir continuously.
  • Remove from pan from the heat.
  • Stir in the cereal and the pecans until completely combined.
  • Allow the mixture to cool enough to handle.
  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  • Place the coconut in a large bowl.
  • Roll the cereal mixture into small balls.
  • Roll the ball in the coconut to cover.
  • Place on the wax paper and allow the balls to cool to room temperature before storing.

Serving Size: 24

Tint the coconut with red and green food coloring to make these a more festival candy for the holidays.  Any type of dried fruit will also work in this recipe as long as it can be chopped small enough. 

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