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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Frying Pan Cookies - Perfect Superbowl Snack

Yes, these are really made in a frying pan -- no need for an oven. And they're perfect for the Superbowl because, although they're delicious, they're not beautiful.  But no one will notice their homely appearance -- all eyes will be on the Giants and Patriots.

If you like Rice Krispies treats (and, except for DH, who doesn't), you will like these.  I suspect Frying Pan Cookies are precursor (rather than a derivative) of the original Rice Krispies treats because of the method (using an egg-sugar mixture as the "glue" instead of marshmallows).  

Illustrated instructions below; recipe at the end.

Place the eggs, butter, sugar and chopped dates in a 12-inch frying pan.

Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, for seven minutes.

After a while, the mixture will cook down and come together.

Add the Rice Krispies and chopped walnuts right in the frying pan and stir to combine.  Dump the entire mixture out onto a piece of parchment or wax paper that has been sprinkled with coconut flakes.

Roll up in the wax paper, using your hands to form a long, smooth roll.  Remove the wax paper and allow the roll to cool before slicing into "cookies (or else it will crumble, but will still be delicious). Enjoy!


  1. I have this exact same recipe from my grandmother (I'm 60, and she's gone; so, this recipe has been around since I was a little girl in the 1950s); but, she formed them into balls and called them Date Balls. THEY ARE WONDERFUL! Just love these.

    1. Thanks for writing, Anonymous! I love your story; thanks for sharing. And they are delicious, you're right.