Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Kentucky Colonels

Kentucky Colonels

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From the kitchen of Sophia Plummer

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Recipe Details

Total Time:
not specified
Approx. 60 balls
Contains nuts, Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks


1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package (8 ounce) chopped dates
1 cup chopped nuts
2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies


  1. Melt butter in large saucepan. Add vanilla, sugar, egg, and dates and simmer over medium heat until thick. Remove from heat. Mix in nuts and Rice Krispies.

  2. Allow to cool until mixture can be handled.

  3. Grease hands and form into small balls.

  4. Roll balls into coconut.


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