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Snowballs

Submitted by Marcella Gauthier, Charlottetown

This is a family favorite on the sweet tray every Christmas season.

1/2 cup butter
1 lb. chopped dates
1 egg, beaten
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups Rice Krispies
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 tsp. vanilla
Flaked coconut

Cook the butter, dates, egg, sugar and salt on top of a double boiler until well combined (About 10 minutes). Remove from heat and add Rice Krispies, nuts and vanilla. Mix well and allow to cool. Form in balls and roll in coconut.

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