The Christmas Balls Went Viral

It’s a dream come true! Something I wrote went viral. Ding, ding, pin, pin, says my iPhone all day/all night long. It seems folks across the land are pinning and re-pinning my mom’s Christmas cookie recipe I posted last year. Why? The photo? The no-bake aspect?

Whatever the attraction, keep spreading the love of these delicious cookies.

Post from last year at this time:

My mom always made these cookies at Christmas. I have no idea where the recipe came from, I only know it as hers. They are easy to make and require no baking. The result is a rich coconut-date-nut ball that everyone loves. You can make them ahead and freeze them. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does. (My son still thinks there is chocolate in them!)

No-Bake Coconut-Date-Nut Balls

  • 1-1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • ½ cup butter or margarine

Cook the above ingredients in a large saucepan on medium heat until thick…about 10 minutes after the butter melts and all is bubbly. Stir to prevent sticking and burning.


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup nuts

Form into balls and roll in coconut. Chill. Freezes well.

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