This dessert is so wonderful. Guests love its sweet and rich flavor. I am often asked for the recipe.—Helen Wolber, Brookville, Indiana
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup chopped dates
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 2 cups crisp rice cereal
- Confectioners' sugar
- Combine sugar, butter, egg, dates and pecans in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring thoroughly. Cook over medium heat until well blended, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cereal. Cool. With buttered hands, roll into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Date Delights in Country Woman November/December 1992, p35
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