No Bake Date and Nut Cookies: aka Porcupine Cookies are simple gluten free date and nut balls with rice krispies and coconut.
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No Bake Date and Nut Cookies on Fill the Cookie Jar

This month on Fill the Cookie Jar our theme is Grandma’s Cookies so I made these healthy Porcupine Cookies. At least they were healthy when I got through with them. Be sure to scroll beneath the recipe to see what the other baker’s made this month.

No Bake Date and Nut Cookies: aka Porcupine Cookies are simple gluten free date and nut balls with rice krispies and coconut.

This was a tough theme for me because I already have most of my grandmothers’, mother’s and mother-in-law’s cookies already posted here. A few of my favorites:


 

And then I came across this recipe for my Grandma Ruth’s  Porcupine Cookies on a 3×5 card in my mother’s writing. I don’t remember these cookies. Neither did my mother, phew it wasn’t jut me! But I went with them anyway because they were no-bake (yeah! it’s in the 90’s with 100% humidity) and I knew I could make them healthier.

If you eat them immediately they are nice and crispy thanks to the cereal. If you let them sit for awhile though the cereal loses its crunch. They are still good, just different upon standing.

No Bake Date and Nut Cookies

Serves10-12
Prep time10 minutes
Cook time5 minutes
Total time15 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert
No Bake Date and Nut Cookies: aka Porcupine Cookies are simple gluten free date and nut balls with rice krispies and coconut.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dates (chopped)
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup, agave or sugar
  • 1/2 cup nuts or seeds (chopped)
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions

In a saucepan combine dates, egg and sweetener. Cook over LOW heat for about 5 minutes until dates soften and mixture is thick and sticky. Let cool.
Add nuts, cereal and rice. Roll into balls then roll in coconut.

 

Check out the recipes the other Fill the Cookie Jar Bloggers made:

Collection of Grandma's cookie recipes.

Molasses Cookies with Whiskey Buttercream by Cookaholic Wife

Cherry Pie Bars by A Day In The Life On The Farm

Hermit Cookies by Palatable Pastime

No Bake Date and Nut Cookies by That Recipe

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

4 thoughts on “No Bake Date and Nut Cookies on Fill the Cookie Jar”

    1. Aside from the few minutes cooking on the stove, which doesn’t heat up the house too much (unless you have all the lights on to shoot a video)

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