Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sticky Date Balls

Do you ever have those times when you just NEED to cook, when you NEED to get in that kitchen and create something yummy and delicious with whatever you might have in the cupboard at the time?

Last Saturday night at around 10pm, I had one of those moments....poor Mr B got up to go to the bathroom and when he came back to the loungeroom, ready to snuggle down and watch a movie, I was nowhere to be found.....much searching was done and soon enough he found me in the kitchen up to my elbows in rice bubbles, dates and marshmallows (looking very apologetic mind you) and decided to leave me to it.

These little treats were very simple to make and are absolutely delicious!

Mmmmmm sticky date goodness.....

All you need is:

400g dates roughly chopped
4 cups rice bubbles
2 tbspn golden syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
200g pkt vanilla marshmallows
1 tbspn milk
1/2 cup dessicated coconut

Ok first step, in a microwave safe bowl, combine the dates, golden syrup, brown sugar and water. Microwave on medium high heat for 5-8 mins or until the mixture is nice and broken down.

Add the milk and marshmallows to the date mixture and heat for a further 60 seconds. Stir well to combine.

Pour the mixture over the rice bubbles in a bowl and mix well.

Place the mixture in the fridge to cool down for an hour or two.

Once the mixture has cooled, roll tbspns of it into balls and then roll them in the coconut. Place on a lined tray or in a lined container.

Repeat with remaining balls and coconut and your done!

A sweet little treat (and a great way to get the kids - or the adults (!) eating dates!)

Mrs B x

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