In a frying pan melt butter and add sugar and eggs. Heat on medium-low and stir constantly for 5 minutes, then add chopped dates cook until bubbly, 10-12 minutes.
Remove from heat and add salt, vanilla, nuts, cherries and rice cereal and mix everything together until combine.
Let mixture sit until cool enough to handle, but still warm. Roll the mixture into teaspoon size balls and roll in coconut. Set on a baking sheet ad repeat until done.
Serving Size 24
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.