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

  • 1Place 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.
  • 2Remove 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.
  • 3The 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