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sleigh balls - date balls

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Beth M.
M.V. Island, MA

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!

(2 ratings)
yield 3 -4 dozen pieces
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sleigh balls - date balls

  • 1 stick
  • 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
  • 1 pkg
    angel flake coconut

How To Make sleigh balls - date balls

  • cook in a double boiler
    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