At my place of employment we're having a holiday luncheon on tomorrow. Everyone was asked to bring something. Usually I sign up for a pie or congo bars (some people call them blonde brownies), but this time as I was a little late signing up, I decided to make an old treat - date nut balls.
The last time I made this dessert I was still living with my parents, but the recipe is so simple that it's almost fool-proof.
1 cup of chopped dates (pitted)
1 cup sugar
1 stick of margarine or butter
1 egg beaten well
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 1/2 cup rice krispies
Cook butter, sugar, dates, and egg over LOW heat until dates are cooked to pieces. Remove from heat and immediately add vanilla, nuts, and rice krispies. Stir well. When cool enough to handle, shape into long or short fingers or into balls. Roll in grated coconut.
Here are a couple of pictures. I'll upload the process a little later...