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This simple recipe took some trial and error to get right, but the outcome makes for a tasty treat with a little crunch.

Date Balls RecipeThis recipe took some trial and error to get right, but the outcome makes for a tasty treat with a little crunch. It reminds me of the Cherry Skillet Cookies my aunt used to make.

Date Balls

Submitted by Francene McCurry
1 lb. dates (preferably pitted)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup butter
6 cups Rice Krispies
2 cups flaked coconut
Melt butter and sugar over medium heat. Stir to combine, and turn off heat. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs. Stir eggs into butter and sugar mixture, whisking quickly so the eggs don’t scramble. Add the dates and Rice Krispies, stir well. Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes until you can handle it without burning your hands. Place coconut on a plate and roll small balls of the date mixture into the coconut flakes. It helps if your hands have a bit of butter on them so the date mixture doesn’t stick.
Place the finished balls into small candy cups and store covered.

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