1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
8 ounces chopped dates
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt butter in the top of a double boiler over boiling water.
Add dates and sugar. Cook mixture over boiling water for 8 minutes.
Remove from heat, and stir in cereal, nuts and vanilla extract.
When just cool enough to handle, roll into small balls, and roll in confectioners' sugar.