Festive Date Balls

Ingredients Serves: 24 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped 1 cup powder sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups crisp cereal (rice cereal preferred) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 cups flaked coconut  ...