Desserts - Candy, Fudge, etc.

Date Balls

This is another tasty little treat Mom would make around Christmas.


8 ounce package chopped dates

1 stick butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring

1 cup chopped pecans

2 cups Rice Krispies®

confectioners sugar (or cocoa or coconut flakes)



Place dates, butter, and sugar in a sauce pan. Cook on low heat (don’t boil) until butter and sugar are melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla flavoring, pecans, and Rice Krispies®. Allow to cool slightly and then shape into balls about the size of large marbles and roll in confectioners sugar. For some variety, instead of confectioners sugar, you can roll the date balls in cocoa or coconut flakes.

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