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Date Delights Recipe

This dessert is so wonderful. Guests love its sweet and rich flavor. I am often asked for the recipe.—Helen Wolber, Brookville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 118 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.