Sleigh Balls - Date Balls

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Beth M.

By
@BakinTime

If there's one treat that reminds me of Christmas and my mom making something great, it's these crunchy sweet date balls.

The little red sleigh is a precious wooden thing she painted. It was probably painted by her in the 1950s. I have other items she stenciled.

I just decided to rename the date balls "Sleigh Balls" and will serve them in the sleigh this Christmas!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
3-4 dozen pieces
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1 c
    chopped dates
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
    egg, beaten lightly
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 2 c
    rice krispies
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 pkg
    angel flake coconut

How to Make Sleigh Balls - Date Balls

Step-by-Step

  1. Place butter,dates, sugar in double boiler and stir to blend then add the beaten egg, continue stirring until incorporated. Then cover and cook ten minutes, stirring occasionaly.
  2. Remove bowl from boiler, let cool, when not too hot add vanilla, salt,chopped nuts and rice krispies. Place the coconut flakes in a pie plate or rectangular baking dish. Spoon the mixture and roll into small balls, about an inch then roll in coconut firmly packing. Place in a covered container.
  3. The other recipes are similar, mine is the way Mom made them, so I wanted to preserve this for my family.

    Sleigh Balls -Date Balls- by Meredith

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About Sleigh Balls - Date Balls

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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