Holiday Date Balls
|Pitted dates||1 Pound, finely cut (1 Box)|
|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 , slightly beaten|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Crisp rice cereal||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Finely chopped pecans||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Flaked coconut||1 Tablespoon|
Combine dates, sugar, eggs, butter, salt, and vanilla extract.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
Use back of wooden spoon to press dates against side of pan as you stir.
Keep mixture from boiling and cook until mixture is smooth.
Place cereal and pecans in a large bowl and pour date mixture over this mixture.
Stir until well mixed.
Grease hands to form small balls: roll in coconut.