This is similar recipe to one that I have posted before, but last night I watched a re-run of Saturday Night Live’s Schwetty Balls Skit, and had to laugh: These are My Balls. I had to include them in my Christmas line-up.
Truly the underdog of the bunch, date ball recipes are all over the place right now. Mine are a little different because I add Rice Krispies at the end, to add the best texture to this underrated cookie.
Now, I know these cookies don’t look like a Christmas delight! In fact I know exactly what they look like, as when I piled them up for a picture, I then promptly decided they needed to be in little paper cups to keep them from looking like a dogpile. Oy. But that is a GOOD thing! It keeps the littles away, and more for you! I literally stockpile these in my freezer all year around and take a few for a breakfast on the run, or a mid-day healthy chocolate fix. There is zero guilt in these little babies, and what’s better, is that they taste so much better than they look- The unexpected surprise and joy as you bite into one, and instantly want another. I urge you to give it a try, as I know you will be happy with the outcome, and then guilt free enjoyment is yours.
While you make them, the mixture will be crumbly. Here is the mixture before you add the Krispies and then after (the right pic).
See how crumbly? No worries. Just follow the recipe and you will have these:
Just so you know, the honest truth is that while I was making these, I asked MoonDog to try one, and he grabbed four more. They go fast, so make the full recipe or double it if you are making lots of Christmas cookie boxes.