Date Balls

Recipe from

Southern Living


1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 (10-ounce) package chopped dates
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups crisp rice cereal
Powdered sugar


Combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan; cook over low heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Add pecans, and cook, stirring constantly, 10 minutes.

Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Stir in cereal, and cool slightly.

Shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar.

April 2001
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