Date Balls

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Recipe: Date Balls

Summary: December 1 - A Cookie A Day Until Christmas!  My friend, Debi Dommer, and I were young moms once, in Naperville, Illinois. Now, we’re grandmas and we LOVE it!


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 egg - well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 cups rice krispies
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Powdered sugar


  1. In a sauce pan, melt butter and add sugar and dates. Bring to a boil and let thicken.
  2. In a small bowl, add a small amount of the sugar/date mixture to the beaten egg, stirring vigorously. Once the egg is well incorporated, you can add a little more of the sugar/date mixture, stirring well.
  3. Add that mixture to the sauce pan, along with the vanilla and salt. Cook 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Add rice krispies and nuts. Stir until all is well mixed.
  5. Form into balls and roll in powdered sugar.
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November 13 069

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