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These crunchy gluten free date balls rolled in coconut are a crowd pleaser! They’re easy to make and a delicious sweet treat without too much guilt! [post contains affiliate links, which means we may make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country nest!]

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It’s Day 11 and we have been in the kitchen making something sweet to share!


Crunchy Gluten Free Date Balls with Coconut

Since as long as I can remember, the ladies in my family get together and do a cookie exchange. The first year I was asked to join in, my mom tasked me with making a crowd favorite – these delicious date balls. “They’re so easy to make, Kelly. You can’t mess them up!” She said to me as I called in a panic, not wanting that kind of pressure with a family favorite cookie.

crunchy gluten free date balls on cooling rack

It’s been five years now and I can confidently say I’ve mastered the art of the date ball – and as much as I’ll deny this later, she was right. They’re SO EASY to make and every year are a hit at the holiday parties.

crunchy gluten free date balls in white bowl

 

Crunchy Gluten Free Date Balls with Coconut

These crunchy gluten free date balls rolled in coconut are a crowd pleaser! They're easy to make and a delicious sweet treat without too much guilt!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 8 ounce packages of chopped dates
  • 4 cups rice krispies
  • 1.5 - 2 cups chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts are delicious)
  • coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan on medium heat, mix together to the sugar and eggs

  2. Stir in the chopped dates and cook until the mixture comes away from the pan and starts to bubble/fizz (yep, that's a technical term :-P)

  3. Remove from heat and let cool

  4. Stir in the rice krispies and chopped nuts

  5. Dip your fingers in water, roll the mixture into a ball and then roll in coconut flakes


crunchy gluten free date balls on cooling rack

The only hard part of making these is not eating them all before you’re done! 🙂 Enjoy!

All our best,

 


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gluten free date balls on cooling rack

8 Comments

  1. Jenny

    These look good! The coconut reminds me of snow.

    Reply
    • North Country Nest

      Thanks, Jenny! I promise they’re as good as they look 🙂

      Reply
  2. Marie InteriorFrugalista

    They sound delish and great gluten-free option to offer on my cookie tray. Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
    • North Country Nest

      Thank you, Marie! They’re definitely a hit for us every year!

      Reply
  3. Carlee

    What a fun and easy treat. I love having no bake options and this is a perfect way to have a gluten free option too!

    Reply
  4. Emily

    I’m always looking for good gluten free recipes for my daughter that the whole family can enjoy. Thanks!

    Reply
  5. Super Mom - No Cape!

    Those look delicious. I’m always looking for new gluten free recipes, so thanks for sharing this!

    Reply

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