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.
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!