This is a glass dish full of - not moldy dirty sand balls - but stuffed dates.
My mother told me last week that she was going to have her stuffed dates at Thanksgiving. I rolled my eyes and said, "MOM! Stop making so much food! We can't possibly eat it all!" Because aside from her, I'm the only one who will eat the stuffed dates even though I don't enjoy them like I did when I was a kid.
"Well you don't have to eat them, but I have to make them because it's TRADITION."
I did have to eat one, and take some of them home (and so, see post below.)
Stuffed Dates are a holiday tradition that goes back a couple of generations in my family. I loved them as a kid.
1 package of dates
Creamy peanut butter
Open package of dates. Cut each date longways. Stuff with peanut butter. It's OK if they're messy. Roll each date in sugar. They have to harden a little bit, then store in a Tupperware container or a tin on the counter. They can sit out in a candy dish next to a little ceramic holiday figurine, too.