This is my first gluten-free Christmas and I was looking through my cookbook to see which recipes for holiday baking were the easiest to adapt to my new diet. I was pleased to see I only needed to ensure my crisp rice cereal was gluten-free to adapt the Holiday Date Balls to be suitable for Celiacs.
Take care not to overcook them or they will be hard on your teeth!
Holiday Date Balls – click here for printable recipe
Holiday Fruit Balls
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups chopped dates
- 1/4 cup candied red cherries
- 1/4 cup candied green cherries
- 3 cups gluten-free crisp rice cereal
- coconut for coating
Melt butter in saucepan and add sugar and eggs, stirring quickly so eggs do not cook.
Add dates and cook for 7 minutes or until dates are cooked, stirring often.
Add cherries in last minutes of cooking.
Add rice cereal and stir to combine.
Cool until able to handle then form into balls
Roll in shredded coconut or coating of choice and store in an airtight container.
- Other Coating Suggestions:
- ground nuts
- icing sugar