I never knew when I bought whole dates that it meant there were seeds in them… I just thought it meant the dates were unchopped. WRONG.
I had decided to make a Christmas treat that uses dates and started chopping the whole dates only to realize there were seeds in them! I removed the seeds and was back in business chopping dates.
These are a favorite of mine. They aren’t really a cookie and not really a candy. My mom made them when I was kid and even as kid I liked them. Here’s the recipe for Yum-Yums.
1 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
1 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup butter
Mix and heat 6 minutes. Add 2 cups Rice Krispies and 3/4 cup chopped nuts. Mix. Let cool a bit. Form into ball and roll in coconut.