Submitted by Mary Jo Verhulst, trombone

Another of Mary Jo's favorites.


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of pitted dates (cut up)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups krispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Powdered sugar or coconut or cocoa, or finely chopped nuts

In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, eggs, dates, salt and butter. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, cereal, and 1/2 cup of chopped nuts. Mix well, and allow to cool slightly. Form into one inch balls and roll in powdered sugar, coconut, cocoa or nuts. Makes about 2 dozen. These freeze well.

Or pat into greased pan and sprinkle with coconut.