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Date Balls

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A rich kind of candy for those who enjoy dates.

Ingredients

1 box (8 ounces) pitted dates, chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups puffed rice cereal
1 cup chopped pecans
Confectioners sugar

Instructions

Place the dates, sugar and butter in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add puffed rice cereal and nuts to the date mixture. Mix and cool. Shape into balls. Roll in confectioners sugar. Store in closed container, preferably refrigerated.

Elene Waters, Aledo




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