Date Nut Balls

Shaped Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 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.


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