- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) package pitted dates, chopped
- 2 1/2 cups crisp rice ceral
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Flaked coconut (optional)
- Sifted powdered sugar (optional)
Combine butter, sugar, and dates in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Stir in cereal and pecans ; cool to touch. Shape into 1 inch balls, and roll in coconut or powdered sugar, if desired. Store in airtight containers.
Yield: about 4 dozen.