recipe by Lori Ross
These date balls are sweet, soft, crunchy and chewy and a snap to make stovetop or in the microwave.
2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 ½ cup dates, finely chopped
1 pkg. shredded coconut (enough to roll date ball in) or confectioner’s sugar
2 cups. Rice Krispies
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tbsp vanilla
Melt butter in medium saucepan or in microwave (about 20 seconds). Mix sugar, eggs and dates, and then add to butter. Cook 7 minutes on the stove top stirring constantly (so the sugar and dates won’t stick to your saucepan) or cook for 3-4 minutes on medium in microwave, stirring once every minute until mixture is smooth. Take off heat and stir in vanilla and nuts. Pour mixture over Rice Krispies in another bowl and blend well. Dip your hands in cold water and then form date mixture into small balls. Roll lightly in coconut or confectioner’s sugar. Store in refrigerator or cool, dry place in a covered dish or tin.
Makes 20 or more 1 “ balls.