Date Nut Balls

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Bullscreeker

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.

Top Review by Rene N.

the recipe I have (passed down from my MIL) calls for cooking the mixture longer before adding the flour & rice krispies. I've submitted a correction in cooking time.

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. about 7-10 min.
  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.

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