- Place the lightly beaten egg, sugar and vanilla essence into a saucepan and mix well.
- Add the dates and butter and bring to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Cool.
- Add the coconut and crushed cereal. Form into 2.5 cm balls and toss in the extra coconut.
- Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
A good substitute for cornflakes is musli or similar.