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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Melt the butter. Add the sugar.
2Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
3Add the dates. Cook for five minutes.
4Remove from heat and cool a few minutes.
5Add hot mixture, a spoonful at a time, to the eggs. Stir rapidly.
6Boil two minutes longer. Remove from heat.
7Pour 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