Holiday Date Balls Recipe

These little babies are my all-time favorite treat every Christmas.  My mom knows it, too, and she always makes a batch just for me.  🙂
Yesterday, I showed you the photos from my Favorite Things Party I held at my home over the weekend, and I decided to share these precious balls of goodness with my friends – it is Christmas after all, the season of giving.
Today, I want to share the recipe with you.  Now, before I delve into it too much, let me preface it with this: The UGA v. Alabama game {SEC Championship} was on TV while mom was making these, so I didn’t get all of the step-by-step photos that I normally take when I share recipes.  I was screaming at the TV trying to force a Bulldog win, but, alas, my boys came up short.  {I honestly almost cried….}
Ok, on with the show!
Gather your ingredients:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8-ounces chopped dates
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup packed coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (we use pecans)
  • confectioner’s sugar
First, melt your butter in a pan, and add the dates and brown sugar.  Let simmer until it’s ooey-gooey goodness.  ***TIP:  Stir consistently to avoid burning and having nasty stuff stuck to the bottom of the pan.***
While that simmers, chop the pecans into fine pieces.
In a large bowl, combine the Rice Krispies, chopped nuts…
…and coconut flakes.  No need to stir.
Now, let’s get back to the mixture on the stove.  It should look like this by now:
Pour the date and sugar mixture on top of the other ingredients and carefully fold the ingredients into one another.  Allow to cool.
Finally, you’re going to use your hands to thoroughly mix all of this together and make little balls.  Roll each one into confectioner’s sugar, and you’re done!
They are messy and delicious and wonderful!  Enjoy!
Gettin' Krafty With It




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