Sleigh Balls - Date Balls

Beth M.


If there's one treat that reminds me of Christmas and my mom making something great, it's these crunchy sweet date balls.

The little red sleigh is a precious wooden thing she painted. It was probably painted by her in the 1950s. I have other items she stenciled.

I just decided to rename the date balls "Sleigh Balls" and will serve them in the sleigh this Christmas!

★★★★★ 2 votes
3-4 dozen pieces
25 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


1 stick
1 c
chopped dates
1 c
granulated sugar
egg, beaten lightly
1/2 c
chopped walnuts
2 c
rice krispies
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
1 pkg
angel flake coconut


1Place butter,dates, sugar in double boiler and stir to blend then add the beaten egg, continue stirring until incorporated. Then cover and cook ten minutes, stirring occasionaly.
2Remove bowl from boiler, let cool, when not too hot add vanilla, salt,chopped nuts and rice krispies. Place the coconut flakes in a pie plate or rectangular baking dish. Spoon the mixture and roll into small balls, about an inch then roll in coconut firmly packing. Place in a covered container.
3The other recipes are similar, mine is the way Mom made them, so I wanted to preserve this for my family.

Sleigh Balls -Date Balls- by Meredith

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy