Friday, December 7, 2012

Date Rum Rice Krispie Balls

I got this yummy recipe from my friend Joanna.  She has made these no bake for many years, and they are so good, that I had to make them. They have dates, Rice Krispies, and nuts which are then rolled in coconut. I have had a sinus infection, so I have been a bit under the weather, but I felt good enough to make these little babies yesterday.

First you cook the chopped dates, sugar, and butter in a pan, bringing to a boil. Then you add a beaten egg, milk and vanilla. (I added the rum. That was my idea to change them up a bit)  Return to a boil for 2 min. Remove from heat to cool. Once cool, you add the Rice Krispies and chopped nuts.  Roll in coconut and voila, you have tasty little bites of dates, nuts, and coconut, all in one So easy, so delicious, and  no baking! Enjoy!

 I just can't believe that Christmas is less than 3 weeks away, yikes.  I'm way behind.  Are you ready for Christmas? I haven't done Christmas cards yet, baked that many cookies, or finished shopping.  I made fudge yesterday too, which was a total disaster. I added the chocolate chips to the butter, sugar, and evaporated milk, before it cooked.  I'm not sure that I can salvage it or not. The fudge is pretty hard and grainy.  Any idea on how to use hard fudge.  Maybe I can turn it into fudge sauce or any any other ideas?

Date Rum Rice Krispie Balls  From my friend Joanna
 Makes about 36

Cook over low heat stirring constantly until mixture boils:
  1/2 cup butter or margarine
  1/2 cup white sugar
  1/2 pound dates  

Mix together:
  1 egg, beaten
  1 Tablespoon milk
  1 tsp. vanilla
  2 T Dark Rum
Add to date mixture and boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Cool

Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
    2 cups Rice Krispies

Form into 1” balls and roll in fresh coconut. Refrigerate until serving time.

I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #45
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  1. These look and sound really delicious, Becky. I wish I could help you with the fudge issue, but to me it's just more reason to stay away from chocolate. :)

    1. Christiane,
      The little cookies are so good with the dates and the nuts, and then the coconut, Yum!

  2. I would need to pack and give these away ASAP otherwise I would not stop eating them :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Feel better...these look really good! I love no-bake goodies...these are perfect for the holidays!!

    1. Wendy,
      No bake cookies are a time saver during the holidays.

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