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Date Delights

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling


about 4 dozen

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 large 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 118 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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