RECIPE: Date Balls

sally_growerNovember 13, 2008

I had these the other day and there are very tasty for such a simple recipe. Enjoy

Date Balls

1 c sugar

½ c butter

Dash of salt

1 c chopped dates

1 egg, beaten

1 c chopped pecans

2 c Rice Krispies cereal

Coconut

Heat first three ingredients over low heat until butter is melted. Add dates and beaten egg and bring to boil. Boil 5 minutes; stirring constantly. Cool. Add pecans and cereal. Form ball

1½ inches in diameter or spread into a 9x9 pan. Roll in coconut or sprinkle coconut on top of pan. Makes 3 dozen

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teresa_nc7

Oh! I love these!!! Thanks for the reminder!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 9:46PM
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sharon_fl

OMG! My stepmom used to make these every Xmas...haven't had them in over 30 yrs..will definitely make them..thanks for the memories!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 11:25PM
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heyreub

My mother used to make this for me when I was a teenager. The difference was that she rolled it in a log form, sprinkled it with powdered sugar, and wrapped it in plastic wrap, and kept it in the refrigerator. You them just cut off slices...if you can keep it that long.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 9:08AM
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