Date Balls

Joyce Lowery

By
@jlowery55

This was my favorite candy for the Christmas holidays. My mother would make it especially for me every year. She rolled hers in coconut and I roll mine in powdered sugar.


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Serves:

10

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
2 c
pecans, chopped
2 c
chopped dates
1 c
butter, softened
2
eggs, beaten
5 c
rice krispies cereal

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt the butter. Add the sugar.
2
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
3
Add the dates. Cook for five minutes.
4
Remove from heat and cool a few minutes.
5
Add hot mixture, a spoonful at a time, to the eggs. Stir rapidly.
6
Boil two minutes longer. Remove from heat.
7
Pour over rice krispies. Roll into balls. Roll balls in coconut or powdered sugar. Chill until serving time.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern