Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Date Balls

This is one of the easiest, and most addicting candies I make during the year.
They're caramel-y, chewy balls of deliciousness that are irresistible.

This simple 6 ingredient recipe is a terrific addition to any holiday tray. I got the recipe from an dear friend many years ago. (Thanks Betty!)

Deliver a tinful to your neighbors...they will love you forever. 

Your friends and family will ask for M-M-More please!


DATE BALLS 

1-1/4 sticks (10 Tb.) butter
1 c. white sugar
(I like to use half xylitol/half sugar)
1 (8 ozs.) pkg. dates, chopped
(not pre-packaged chopped dates)
3/4 c. chopped nuts (we like pecans)
2 c. rice krispies cereal
powdered sugar or coconut flakes 

In skillet over medium heat, combine butter, sugar and dates; cook until thick like jam (it will all come together), stirring often, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in nuts and cereal. Allow to cool until you're able to handle them, then roll into walnut-sized balls and
drop them into a bowl of powdered sugar or coconut flakes. 

LAND O'GOSHEN!  These are mighty fine treats! 

Linked to Weekend Potluck