Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Big Sweet Balls

Several of the lovelies from our MN blogger cookie exchange have expressed how much they enjoyed the taste of my balls.  So, here is the recipe:

Michael's Big Sweet Balls
(You can call them Cherry Date Balls, if you like.)

1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 c. chopped dates
1/3 c. chopped maraschino cherries
3/4 c. sugar
5 c. Rice Krispies
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Put butter, dates, cherries and sugar into a medium sauce pan.  Cook over medium heat.  Stir constantly once the mixture starts bubbling and stir until it looks like a very soft paste.  (If you've made caramel corn before, you'll know the look.) 
In a large bowl, combine the Rice Krispies and pecans.  Use a spatula to pour the hot mixture over the nuts and Krispies.  Stir until all the Krispies and nuts are well covered.
Then, pour some sugar in a soup bowl.  Take a tablespoon and scoop out some of the mixture, roll into a ball (it helps if you have a little butter on your hands or spray them with Pam or even water), then roll in sugar.  Set balls aside to cool.


Lesli said...

Thank you!!!!!!!!

Mnmom said...

They will always be you BIG SWEET BALLS to me!

Little Sister said...

They sound delicious. And how could they ever be called anything but your BIG SWEET BALLS?

Dale said...

At least they're not schweaty balls! :-). Happy holidays!

Coaster Punchman said...

Speaking of balls, I'm going to finish the story about Melissa Gilbert (as in her sucking my balls) as soon as my college boyfriend series finishes - and I did finish it - one is posting EVERY DAY!

Oh, and yummy looking balls. I mean, cookies.

Mnmom said...

Are you EVER going to blog again!?