Total Time
1hr
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

came from grandma, old italian favorite at christmas normally but good for any holday

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt the butter or margarine over low heat.
  2. Mix together in a large bowl 2-1/2 cups of the flour. Add sugar, flavoring and salt. Make a depression in the middle.
  3. Drop into it the eggs and the melted butter or margarine. Mix with a wooden spoon and then with the hands until dough leaves the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add remaining 1/2 cup of flour as needed. Knead dough on floured surface until it isn't sticky anymore.
  5. Break off pieces of dough and roll into ropes about the size of a pencil. Cut into pieces 1/4 inch long. Roll these pieces into little balls and set aside.
  6. In deep frying pan, heat oil about 2 inches deep. Fry balls until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  7. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring 1-1/2 cups of pure honey to a boil. Let honey boil gently for about 3 minutes before adding little dough balls, stirring gently with wooden spoon until they are well-coated.
  8. Remove balls from honey with a slotted spoon and place in a deep dish or mound them on a platter. Sprinkle surface evenly with nuts and multicolored sprinkles. Cool.

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