I make these candies every year and they are delicious.
Mix 1 cup of chopped dates, 1/2 cup butter, 2 eggs, and 1 cup sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a slow boil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Let cool and then add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
And 2 cups rice crispies cereal.
Mix well and when cool enough to handle, form mixture into balls and roll in finely shredded coconut.