I made these as written, and as I suspected, they were way too sweet for my taste. So now I make them with a few minor changes that make a big difference. I replace the 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of honey. The dates are very sweet all on their own and in my opinion do not need as much added sugar as called for in the recipe. The honey, in a lower amount, seems perfect to me. I also usually omit the rice Krispies. They are good enough in there, but I like this recipe better without. I also add 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Salt is a great addition to sweet recipes (think chocolate covered pretzels - the salty and sweet are soooo good together!). I incorporate the coconut into the mixture rather than just around the outside. And lastly, instead of rolling into balls, I place the mixture between two sheets of wax paper and roll it into a log about 1" in diameter and then cut into 2" logs. Neat and easy and so super delicious!!!
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I made these as written, and as I suspected, they were way too sweet for my taste. So now I...