I feel so blessed for all the wonderful gluten free pioneers out there that have made it possible for me to enjoy quality baked goods to include some of my gluten favorites. I give to all of you a round of applause.
The holiday season is here and with it comes some added baking and candying making. Several years ago I started a tradition of sharing an assortment of homemade goodies with family, friends and co-workers. Last year I continued the tradition even though I steered more away from my traditional favorites in favor of some items that could be made gluten free. This year I am getting to enjoy a very special recipe gluten free.
My very best friend and I have been friends for over 30 years. That is amazing. During this time we have shared so many wonderful times together. Several years ago we did some holiday baking together and she shared with me a recipe for Date Balls. The recipe was one of her mothers.
This recipe was a family tradition when she was growing up and she continued the tradition when she had kids of her own. When she passed this recipe on I too made it a tradition until last year. Now thanks to the availability of gluten free Rice Krispies, I can once again enjoy this holiday tradition.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 medium eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal (Use gluten free if you are gluten sensitive.)
- 2 cups chopped dates
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 0.5 (14 ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut