This is a good way to use up leftover ingredients from Christmas baking. The amounts of dates, nuts and coconut can be varied - just use a total of 3 cups.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer. Add 1 cup sugar and beat well. Blend in nuts, dates, vanilla, coconut and almond extract. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 2 quart casserole.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes. Remove the mixture from the oven while still hot and beat well with a wooden spoon. Cool until the mixture can be handled then form into small balls and roll in the 1/4 cup remaining sugar.