Saturday, December 17, 2011

Date Balls

This is a recipe handed down from my grandmother.  I used to wait for her to make these every Christmas.

Date Balls

30 Dates, cut fine
2 large eggs, well beaten
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp butter

Boil mixture until thick in saucepan,  Remove from heat and let cool down until it's warm to the touch.  Add 3 cups crisped rice cereal.  Butter hands so it's easy to roll into 1" balls.  Roll each ball into coconut, chopped pecans or a combination of both.  This year I used chopped hazelnuts.

I could use the work logic to classify these as healthy since they contain dates.  At our work potluck yesterday, monster bars were classified as healthy and as breakfast food since they contained oatmeal.  :-)