Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins

I found this hidden gem of a recipe in a library book several years ago. It is always the first to go in my Christmas goody baskets.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In electric skillet set at 300 degrees (or heavy pan over low heat), cook butter, sugar, dates and egg until gooey and thickened.
  2. Add pecans and vanilla.
  3. Then add Rice Krispies.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Cool until slightly warm.
  6. Form into balls & roll in powdered sugar.
  7. Makes 50-60 small balls.
Most Helpful

Really?? I lost my mom's recipe so was excited to find this 5 star one. BUT it is not forming balls!! Not staying together. Another recipe I looked at had the sugar and butter quantities exactly opposite!! Is there an error here?? Have to throw it all out!! Not happy!

5 5

I've been making these for years, but with no egg or vanilla. They are sooo good, and a tradition in our family.

We looked forward to this every holiday season- but we rolled in coconut, not powdered sugar.