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Bea's Date Balls Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Bea Walton
Added: Sunday, April 22, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 sticks oleo
2 ( 7-8 oz) boxes of dates (pitted and chopped)
1 box angel flake coconut (1 1/3 c)
2 c brown sugar ( 1 light, 1 dark)
4 c Rice Krispies
2 c pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Mix the first four ingredients and stir. Bring to a boil for 6 minutes. Take off heat and add rice krispies and pecans. Mix well. Shape into balls and roll or shake in bag of powered sugar.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
100 or so balls
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Makes a lot!!!! For an extra kick - I added 4 tablespoons of golden rum while boiling and then 2 teaspoons of rum flavoring. I am going to try bourbon next time. Wear rubber gloves while making balls.

 

 

 

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