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And something sweet.

January 8, 2010

I’m trying to cut down on sugar intake around here and in the process am switching to honey.  Here’s a recipe for some SnowBalls (date balls rolled in coconut) that I’ve recently revamped.  If you don’t care for coconut, try using ground pecans or walnuts.

Snowballs

1 stick butter
4 cups whole pitted dates
3 cups cereal (I prefer Weetabix or Cascade Farms – flakes and sticks)
1 cup shelled pecans
1/3 cup honey
3 tsp vanilla
dash salt (omit if you like)
egg
dash milk (maybe 1 tablespoon)
unsweetened finely shredded coconut

With a chopping blade, grind up your dates in the food processor (you will need two hands on the processor!).
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt your butter. Add your dates and honey. Cook lightly till it glues together, it takes a minute for the honey and butter to get to know one another.
With your chopping blade (I don’t rinse the processor bowl between uses), grind up your pecans in your food processor. Add to date mixture.
Drop down to low heat and add your salt, vanilla, milk, and egg. Cook through until you feel comfortable that your egg is done, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. With your chopping blade, crush your cereal in the food processor then add to above.
Allow to cool such that you can handle it, unless you have asbestos hands, which I do not, about 5 minutes.
With a small cookie scoop, drop into a bowl with the coconut. Roll around then place either on parchment paper or silpat.
These need to be stored covered in the refrigerator.
Best!
Dachsie

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