Coconut Date Balls
Makes 2 dozen balls. Recipe is from Helana Brigman.
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 cup dates (no-sugar, whole), cut up
2 cups Rice Krispies
½ cup pecans, chopped
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. almond extract
Dash of salt
Sugared shredded coconut, for rolling
1. Add butter, sugar, egg and dates to a nonstick pan over medium heat. Combine and stir (occasionally) for five minutes. Remove from heat and cool for two minutes.
2. Add Rice Krispies, pecans, extracts and a dash of salt. Mix to combine.
3. Using a wooden spoon, scoop up the desired size of dough for your Coconut Date Balls and roll in coconut (either in a bowl or on a clean surface). Transfer ball to wax paper and repeat.
Note: If using chopped sugared dates, cut down the sugar to ¾ cup. This recipe assumes that you are using whole, non-sugared dates.