1 C chopped dates
1 C sugar
1/2 C butter
1 beaten egg
2 C Rice Krispies
1/2 C chopped pecans
1/2 tsp vanilla
Note: Buy your dates pre-chopped because they come rolled in sugar and that is important to the balance of this recipe.
In a large pan, cook dates, sugar, butter and egg over medium high heat, stirring constantly until mixture reaches soft ball stage (234°).
Note: Grandma used to say 10 minutes from start to finish, no longer. I discovered that only worked at her altitude.
Add Rice Krispies, pecans and vanilla, stir until mixed.
Butter your hands and roll into 1 inch balls (they are HOT!!)
Then roll in powdered sugar.
When they have cooled roll in powdered sugar again.