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Skillet Balls

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Holidays

1/2  c  Margarine, softened
3/4  c  Sugar
2    Eggs
1  pk  Dates, (7oz) chopped fine
1  c  Pecans, chopped fine
3  c  Rice Krispies
1  tb  Vanilla
1/2  ts  Salt
1 1/2  c  Flaked sweetened coconut

Combine the softened margarine, sugar and eggs; beat well. Add chopped dates. Cook this mixture in a heavy skillet until slightly thickened, between 10 and 20 minutes on low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat; add nuts, cereal, vanilla and salt. Mix well; cool. Make small balls of the cooked mixture no larger than walnuts. Roll the balls in coconut until covered. Makes about 4 dozen. Nutritional Information: per cookie: 101 calories, 6g fat, 87mg sodium, 9mg cholesterol, 53 percent of calories from fat. First Place, Family Winner From the Dallas Morning News Holiday Cookie Contest Baked by: Lili Ferguson, Dallas ** The Dallas Morning News -- Food section -- 11 Dec 96 ** Scanned and formatted for you by The WEE Scot -- paul macGregor

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