DATE NUT BALLS

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Bea L.

By
@BeachChic

My granddaughter, Casey, will not let a Christmas go by without me making these for her. The whole family is crazy over these. When Casey was in elementry & middle school, she would always ask me to make an extra batch so she could take some to her teachers.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter (3/4 cup)
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2
    (8oz) pkgs chopped dates
  • 1 1/2 c
    coconut, flaked
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecans, finely chopped
  • 4 c
    rice krispies cereal
  • ·
    powdered sugar (approx 1 1/3 cups)

How to Make DATE NUT BALLS

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large pot, melt butter on med-low heat. Add brown sugar & mix well. Add dates and mix well. Add coconut and mix well. Cook this mixture for 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat and add pecans and mix well. Add rice krispies, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Once this is combined well, put powdered sugar into a large bowl that has a tight fitting lid. Roll mixture into small balls (slightly larger than a large marble or a big grape...bite-size) then drop into *powdered sugar.
  4. Put lid on bowl and gently shake & turn bowl to coat the date balls. Remove balls, shaking off excess sugar & store in air tight container.
  5. *NOTE: Some people roll them in coconut instead of powdered sugar. It's your choice.

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