250g dates (pitted)
1 packet Tennis or Marie biscuits
110g butter or margarine
2.5ml vanilla essence
1 egg, beaten
Chop the dates ensuring no pits remain.
Crush the biscuits.
Combine the dates, butter, vanilla essence and sugar in a small pot.
Cook over low heat until well mixed and soft.
Allow to cool slightly, add the beaten egg and crushed biscuits and mix well.
Shape into small balls by hand and roll in the coconut.
Store in the fridge.