My great-grandparents moved from KY to NC in 1963. When they moved down here, they began attending the Holiness church. Mrs. Dorothy Jennings gave this recipe to my Granny in the 1970's. It is very good and a good gift for a Christmas Cookie swap.
Melt margarine over low heat. Combine sugar and egg well. Add to margarine. Gradually cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to keep from burning. Add vanilla. Pour over rice cereal and chopped pecans. Let cool until lukewarm. Roll into 1 inch balls and then into coconut.