1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 cup finely chopped dates
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups rice krispies
In a medium pan, combine the milk, dates, butter and salt. Cook for 5 minutes, mashing the dates as it cooks.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and add a small amount of the date mixture to warm the eggs. Add the eggs to the pan stirring constantly and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and rice krispies, mix together well and let cool for a few minutes.
Pour the coconut into a large bowl and using a small cookie scoop, make balls of the date mixture and roll them in the coconut.