Libby’s Recipes: Shaggy Dogs

This week’s recipe comes from my late aunt Ora McCormac.  “Ru” as we called her always made these for Christmas.  Lots of good memories…

Ru’s Shaggy Dogs
(Date Balls)
1/2 stick margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup chopped dates
2 cups Rice Krispies

chopped nuts
coconut and/or confectioners sugar

Combine margarine, sugar, eggs and dates in a pot and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.  Add Rice Krispies and nuts.  Mix well.  Cool until you can handle with ease.  Roll into small balls and roll in coconut and/or powdered sugar.  Makes about 50 date balls.
My sister and I used to love rolling these out.  Have fun with your own Christmas traditions.  And Happy Trails!

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