Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Coconut Snowballs

We have a neighbour who whenever he sees me and the daycare kids outside will always give the girls a popsicle, so for Christmas I made Ernie a treat basket of cookies, fugde and these snowballs and had the girls give it to him as a thank you for all those popsicles and of course Ernie being Ernie we left there with giant chocolate Santas for the kids. This recipe came from Glorious Treats.

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 cup finely chopped dates
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups rice krispies

In a medium pan, combine the milk, dates, butter and salt.  Cook for 5 minutes, mashing the dates as it cooks.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and add a small amount of the date mixture to warm the eggs.  Add the eggs to the pan stirring constantly and cook for 2 minutes.

Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and rice krispies, mix together well and let cool for a few minutes.

Pour the coconut into a large bowl and using a small cookie scoop, make balls of the date mixture and roll them in the coconut.

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