Family Christmas tradition. Is it candy or a cookie? Grandma Ziegler says it's a cookie that tastes better than candy. Enjoy with a cup of coffee. They are yummy. Store in an airtight container; do not store in the refrigerator.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place coconut in a shallow bowl.

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  • Stir sugar, margarine, and eggs together in a heavy skillet on the stove, with the burner off. Add pecans and dates. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir in rice cereal and vanilla extract. Remove from the heat and quickly roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in coconut to coat and place on waxed paper to cool.

Cook's Note:

These set up fast so have your area ready and all ingredients measured out.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 13.3g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 10.3mg; sodium 53.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
4.4.20 These really are somewhere between a cookie and candy, but they are delectable (seriously)! I used cocoa krispies (what I had on hand), and although the recipe tells you to work quickly, you do have to allow the mixture to cool down a bit because they’re just too hot to roll in your hands coming right out of the skillet. And even cooled a bit, I had no difficulty rolling, a 1-inch cookie scoop worked great in shaping them. I’ve had this recipe saved for quite a while, and I’m so glad I finally got around to making it. Thanks for sharing Grandma Ziegler’s recipe, it was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
4.4.20 These really are somewhere between a cookie and candy, but they are delectable (seriously)! I used cocoa krispies (what I had on hand), and although the recipe tells you to work quickly, you do have to allow the mixture to cool down a bit because they’re just too hot to roll in your hands coming right out of the skillet. And even cooled a bit, I had no difficulty rolling, a 1-inch cookie scoop worked great in shaping them. I’ve had this recipe saved for quite a while, and I’m so glad I finally got around to making it. Thanks for sharing Grandma Ziegler’s recipe, it was good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2020
Note to self - very very HOT! Let cool before attempting to roll! Add drops of cool water if the dough isn't sticky enough to grab the coconut. Read More
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