December 3, 2010

Date Balls

'Tis the season for making lots of treats.  So I'm going to post a few of my favorites over the next couple of weeks. 

My mother-in-law makes these date balls every Christmas, and I just love them.

Date Balls

Printable Version

1/2 cup melted butter (cooled)
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 pound chopped dates (1 3/8 cup)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups rice krispies
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
grated coconut

Mix butter, egg, and sugar together in a small bowl.  Pour into frying pan, along with dates, and heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add vanilla, rice krispies, and nuts.  Roll into small balls, with buttered hands, then roll in coconut.

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